The Elimination of Morality: Reflections on Utilitarianism and Bioethics

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Psychology Press, 1993 - Education - 219 pages
Strikes at the root of the dominant conception of medical ethics. A criticism of utilitarianism with an argument for the futility of bioethics.
 

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INTRODUCTION UTILITARIANISM AND THE NEW SOPHISTRY
1
PERSONS THE FUTILITY OF BIOETHICS
17
PEOPLE
37
REASON AND REASONS
52
THE POLICY OF MAXIMISING LIVES
78
PLAIN MURDER
99
THE VALUE OF LIFE
120
HOW TO IGNORE MORAL THINKING
139
VALUES PREFERENCES AND FANATICISM
162
UNMASKING MEDICAL ETHICS
187
NOTES
205
SUGGESTED FURTHER READING
216
INDEX
217
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