A Natural Right to Die (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
234
Utgivningsdatum
2001-11-01
Upplaga
Cloth First Pub ed.
Förlag
Praeger Publishers Inc
Illustratör/Fotograf
black & white illustrations
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
246 x 153 x 20 mm
Vikt
463 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1 Hardback
ISSN
0147-1074
ISBN
9780313314742
A Natural Right to Die (inbunden)

A Natural Right to Die

Twenty-Three Centuries of Debate

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While other books deal with the contemporary issue of the right to die, no attempt has been made to demonstrate substantially the historic nature of this question beyond the borders of the United States. Whiting demonstrates that the right to die controversy stretches back more than two thousand years, and he explains how current attitudes and practices in the U.S. have been influenced by the legal and cultural development of the ancient western world. This perspective allows the reader to understand not only the origins of the controversy, but also the different perspectives that each age has contributed to the ongoing debate. Whiting discusses the development of legal rights within both western culture and the United States, then applies these developments to the question of the right to die. In an environment of public debate that features such emotional events as the exploits of Jack Kevorkian, the publication of how to suicide manuals, and the counterattacks of Right to Life groups, the United States is left with very few options.
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  • Natural Right to Die: Twenty-Three Centuries of Debate

    Raymond A Whiting

    While other books deal with the contemporary issue of the right to die, no attempt has been made to demonstrate substantially the historic nature of this question beyond the borders of the United States. Whiting demonstrates that the right to die ...

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?This book's daunting goal is not only to trace the development of natural law theory over 23 centuries but to employ this history to argue in favor of a right to die--and do all this in under 200 pages. Recommended for upper-division undergraduates and above.?-Choice "This book's daunting goal is not only to trace the development of natural law theory over 23 centuries but to employ this history to argue in favor of a right to die--and do all this in under 200 pages. Recommended for upper-division undergraduates and above."-Choice

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RAYMOND WHITING is Professor of Political Science at Augusta State University./e He has received both the University's Outstanding Faculty Member Award and a Governor's Teaching Fellowship Award.

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Preface Introduction: The "Right to Die" Debate Contemporary Attitudes About Death A Brief Modern History and Definition of Terms Attitudes Around the World Anatomy of a Right Opposition to the "Right To Die" Roman Natural Law Theory Natural Law Theory Through the Middle Ages The Development of Natural Rights Theory The Evolution of Natural Law Theory and the "Right to Die" The American Interpretation of Natural Law Natural Law and the Post-Revolutionary Era Natural Law and the Constitution: Then and Now The American Interpretation of Natural Law as it Pertains to the "Right to Die" Applications Appendix A: One Man's Decision to Die Appendix B: A Talk with a Formerly Comatose Patient Appendix C: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights References Index