Beyond Price: Essays on Birth and Death - cover image

Copyright

J. David Velleman

Published On

2015-10-08

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-167-0
Hardback978-1-78374-168-7
PDF978-1-78374-169-4
HTML978-1-80064-488-5
XML978-1-78374-640-8
EPUB978-1-78374-170-0
MOBI978-1-78374-171-7

Language

  • English

Print Length

232 pages (vi + 226 )

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 12 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.49" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 14 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.56" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback733g (25.86oz)
Hardback1112g (39.22oz)

OCLC Number

993977042

LCCN

2019467887

BIC

  • HPQ
  • MBDC
  • PSAD
  • JHBZ

BISAC

  • PHI005000
  • MED050000
  • HEA028000

LCC

  • QH332

Keywords

  • bioethics
  • medical ethics
  • euthanasia
  • assisted suicide
  • reproductive technology
  • donor conception
  • death and dying
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Beyond Price

Essays on Birth and Death

  • J. David Velleman (author)

In nine lively essays, bioethicist J. David Velleman challenges the prevailing consensus about assisted suicide and reproductive technology, articulating an original approach to the ethics of creating and ending human lives. He argues that assistance in dying is appropriate only at the point where talk of suicide is not, and he raises moral objections to anonymous donor conception. In their place, Velleman champions a morality of valuing personhood over happiness in making end-of-life decisions, and respecting the personhood of future children in making decisions about procreation. These controversial views are defended with philosophical rigor while remaining accessible to the general reader. Written over Velleman's 30 years of undergraduate teaching in bioethics, the essays have never before been collected and made available to a non-academic audience. They will open new lines of debate on issues of intense public interest.

Additional Resources

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Against the Right to Die

3. A Right of Self-Termination?

4. Beyond Price

5. Family History

6. Persons in Prospect

I. The Identity Problem

II. The Gift of Life

III. Love and Nonexistence

7. Well-Being and Time

8. So It Goes

9. Dying

10. The Rights to a Life

Bibliography

Index


Contributors

J. David Velleman

(author)
Professor of Philosophy at New York University