Philosophy: Medical Ethics is composed of sixteen chapters covering such topics as abortion, genetic testing, reproductive technologies, and physician-assisted suicide. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, and offer bibliographies to encourage further exploration. Photos and line art help illuminate the text. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
Features & Benefits
- The volume combines features of an introductory textbook with those of a reference resource to effectively engage and educate the user, possibly encouraging students who might not otherwise consider majoring in philosophy.
- The interdisciplinary nature provides an innovative approach to introducing the field to novices.
- Individual disciplines can be integrated to form new and unique areas of study
- their sources and techniques can be merged to meet evolving research needs.
- Photos and line art illuminate the text.
- Each chapter contains a bibliography of sources used and suggestions for further exploration.