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Moral Status: Obligations to Persons and Other Living Things / Edition 1

Moral Status: Obligations to Persons and Other Living Things / Edition 1

by Marye Anne Warren
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Mary Anne Warren investigates a theoretical question that is at the center of practical and professional ethics: what are the criteria for having moral status? That is, what does it take to be an entity towards which people have moral considerations? Warren argues that no single property will do as a sole criterion, and puts forward seven basic principles as criteria. She then applies these principles to three controversial moral issues: voluntary euthanasia, abortion, and the moral status of animals.

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ISBN-13: 9780198250401
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/02/2000
Series: Issues in Biomedical Ethics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

San Francisco State University

Table of Contents

Part IAn Account of Moral Status1
1.The Concept of Moral Status3
2.Reverence for Life24
3.Sentience and the Utilitarian Calculus50
4.Personhood and Moral Rights90
5.The Relevance of Relationships122
6.A Multi-Criterial Analysis of Moral Status148
Part IISelected Applications179
7.Applying the Principles181
8.Euthanasia and the Moral Status of Human Beings185
9.Abortion and Human Rights201
10.Animal Rights and Human Limitations224

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