Princeton University Library Catalog

The ethics of transplants : why careless thought costs lives / Janet Radcliffe Richards.

Author:
Richards, Janet Radcliffe [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Description:
x, 278 p. ; 23 cm.
Summary note:
Argues that although people have strong feelings about their own organs, the deepest problems may not lie in a simple unwillingness to make them available, but in legal and institutional restrictions on the choices they are allowed to make. Through a series of arguments the author concludes that these restrictions are not justified by our normal moral standards, and are not even a response to popular demand, but lie in deep preconceptions of the people who make the rules. Careless moral reasoning, like careless medical practice, really can cost lives.--From publisher description.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (268-274) and index.
Contents:
Procurement from the living -- Methodological morals -- Procurement from the dead -- Penumbral problems.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780199575558
  • 019957555X
OCLC:
755699414
RCP:
C - S