A critical survey of the issues in a controversial field, The Value of Life explores the dilemmas in current medical practice and research. Harris argues for a radical reappraisal of our ways of thinking about medical ethics.
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Beings, human beings and persons; 2 Above all do no harm; 3 Must doctors help their patients?; 4 Killing: A caring thing to do?; 5 The value of life; 6 The beginnings of life; 7 Whose body is it anyway?; 8 A woman's right to choose; 9 Sexual morality and the natural; 10 Respect for persons I; 11 Respect for persons II; 12 Death is abolished; Notes; Suggested further reading; Index