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The Ethics of Killing

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The Ethics of Killing

Problems at the Margins of Life

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The Ethics of Killing by Jeff McMahan
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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.

Author Biography

Jeff McMahan was educated at Oxford and Cambridge and was a Research Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. He is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently working on a companion volume to this book that will deal with the ethics of killing in self-defense, in war, and as a mode of punishment.
Release date NZ
March 15th, 2009
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Pages
560
Dimensions
155x234x31
ISBN-13
9780195169829
Product ID
2969592

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