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Questions of Life and Death

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Calling attention to the costs arising from new technology that helps extend life almost indefinitely, Lachs argues that we consider the seasons of life when determining how to spend social ... More


On Selling Organs

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Lachs argues that liberty is a relevant idea in addressing technological advances concerning organ transplant. Arguing that the poor have a right to make use of their bodies in securing wealth, he ... More


Physician Assisted Suicide

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0035
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Writing in response to his mother's death at the age of 103, Lachs argues in favor of physician assisted suicide. He is critical of bioethical discussions that are couched in abstractions and focuses ... More


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