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Ethics of Death: The Religious and Philosophical Perspectives in Dialogue

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For the living, death has a moral dimension. When we confront death and dying in our own lives and in the lives of others, we ask questions about the good, right, and fitting as they relate to our experiences of...


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For the living, death has a moral dimension. When we confront death and dying in our own lives and in the lives of others, we ask questions about the good, right, and fitting as they relate to our experiences of human mortality. When others die, the living are left with moral questions-questions that often generate personal inquiry as to whether a particular death was "good" or whether it was tragic, terrifying, or peaceful.</p><p>In The Ethics of Death, the authors, one a philosopher and one a religious studies scholar, undertake an examination of the deaths that we experience as members of a larger moral community. Their respectful and engaging dialogue highlights the complex and challenging issues that surround many deaths in our modern world and helps readers frame thoughtful responses.</p><p> Unafraid of difficult topics, Steffen and Cooley fully engage suicide, physician assisted suicide, euthanasia, capital punishment, abortion, and war as areas of life where death poses moral challenges.</p>
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 412853
  • Product Code 9781451487572
  • ISBN 1451487576
  • EAN 9781451487572
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Augsburg/fortress Press
  • Publication Date Jul 2014
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 0.69 MB (EPUB)

Lloyd Steffen

Steffen is university chaplain and associate professor of religious studies at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.

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