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The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life [Hardcover]

By Jeff McMahan (Author)
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This magisterial work is the first comprehensive study of the ethics of killing, where the moral status of the individual killed is uncertain. Drawing on philosophical notions of personal identity and the immorality of killing, McMahan looks carefully at a host of practical issues, including abortion, infanticide, the killing of animals, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.

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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages   560
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.54" Width: 6.44" Height: 1.41"
Weight:   1.98 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 3, 2002
Publisher   Oxford University Press
Edition  New  
ISBN  0195079981  
ISBN13  9780195079982  

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Jeff McMahan is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.

Jeff McMahan has an academic affiliation as follows - Rutgers University both at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urban.

Jeff McMahan has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Oxford Ethics (Hardcover)

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Fascism reincarnated  Nov 19, 2007
Used this text for contemporary ethics class.
It is obviously methodologically naturalistic work.
It throws away any theistic views that elevate human being above animals, and destroys notion of 'sanctity of human life'.
generally speaking, Fascism reincarnated, period.
While it does not build Fascism, it paves the road for it to come, by destroying 'old' values and introducing 'new' ones.
If you like reading Peter Singer, you'll like this book.
If not, then you'll join me in criticism.

See, I predicted the future. :D
Most reviews will be diabolically opposed.

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