Valuing Life

Brand: Princeton University Press
SKU: DADAX0691073880
ISBN : 9780691073880
Price:
$27.24

Domestic Shipping:$3.99
Qty: - +
   - OR -   

Valuing Life

Abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, war, genetic engineering and fetal experimentation, environmental and animal rights--these topics inspire some of today's most heated public controversies. And it is fashionable to pursue these debates in terms of the negative query "Under what conditions may life be disregarded or terminated?" John Kleinig asks a different, more positive question: What may be said in behalf of life? Looking at the full range of appeals to life's value, he considers a variety of issues. Is livingness as such to be affirmed and respected? Is there an ascending order of plant, animal, and human life? Does human life possess a distinctive claim, or must we discriminate between humans that do and humans that do not have claims on us? Kleinig shows that assertions about valuing life camouflage a complex normative vocabulary about worth, reverence, sanctity, dignity, respect, and rights. And "life," too, is subject to an assortment of understandings. Sensitive to the frameworks informing diverse appeals to life's value, this comprehensive work will interest readers concerned with the environment, animal rights, or bioethics.

Specifications of Valuing Life

GENERAL
AuthorJohn Kleinig
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-100691073880
ISBN-139780691073880
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Number Of Pages310
Publication Date1991-08-20
DIMENSIONS
Height9.75 inch.
Length1 inch.
Width6.5 inch.
Weight1.4 pounds.

Write a review


Your Name:


Your Email:


Your Review:

Note: HTML is not translated!

Rating: Bad           Good

Enter the code in the box below: