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Medical Ethics, Ordinary Concepts and Ordinary Lives

Ordinary Concepts, Ordinary Lives

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. A Critique of Mainstream Medical Ethics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Technical Language and Ordinary Language

      • Christopher Cowley
      Pages 3-22
    3. Ways of Seeing

      • Christopher Cowley
      Pages 23-43
  3. Matters of Birth and Life

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 45-45
    2. The Place of Pregnancy and Birth in Human Lives

      • Christopher Cowley
      Pages 47-64
    3. The Clash of Perspectives

      • Christopher Cowley
      Pages 65-85
    4. The Abortion Debates

      • Christopher Cowley
      Pages 86-103
    5. The Shape of a Life

      • Christopher Cowley
      Pages 104-122
  4. Matters of Life and Death

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-124
    2. The Problem of Suicide

      • Christopher Cowley
      Pages 125-147
    3. Making Sense of Dementia

      • Christopher Cowley
      Pages 148-160
    4. Human Bodies

      • Christopher Cowley
      Pages 161-176
    5. The Euthanasia Debates

      • Christopher Cowley
      Pages 177-192
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 193-204

About this book

Mainstream discussions of ethics often search for a problem-solving theory or explore ontological status. This book argues instead that the proper starting point should be the words and deeds of ordinary people in ordinary disagreements - the ethical concepts in play can only derive full meaning within the context of ordinary human lives.

Keywords

  • ethics
  • euthanasia
  • Medical Ethics

About the author

Christopher Cowley is Lecturer in Philosophy at University College Dublin, Ireland.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Medical Ethics, Ordinary Concepts and Ordinary Lives

  • Book Subtitle: Ordinary Concepts, Ordinary Lives

  • Authors: Christopher Cowley

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230591561

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London

  • eBook Packages: Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-230-50690-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-349-35318-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-230-59156-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 204

  • Topics: Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics, Bioethics

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-0-230-59156-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 115.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 120.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)