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Too Much of a Good Thing: How Splendid Technologies Can Go Wrong

Daniel Callahan

in The Roots of Bioethics: Health, Progress, Technology, Death

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199931378
eISBN:
9780199980598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931378.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The rising cost of health care and the rising number of automobiles pose for our society great problems and yet bring great benefits. They are central features of American life and demonstrate how ... More


Swimming in the Dark: The Hypochondriac in the Body

Catherine Belling

in A Condition of Doubt: The Meanings of Hypochondria

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892365
eISBN:
9780199950096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892365.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In hypochondria and, at times, for all of us, embodiment means the presence of potential danger lurking beneath the body's surface. Even the most cutting-edge medicine lacks continuous access to ... More


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


Why Bioethics Isn’t Ready for Human Dignity

Marcus Düwell

in Dignity: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199385997
eISBN:
9780199386024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385997.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Discussions in bioethics were perhaps the main reason why human dignity was so intensely debated over the last years. However, the role of human dignity in bioethics is unclear. But the reason is not ... 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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