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Author DiSilvestro, Russell.

Title Human capacities and moral status / by Russell DiSilvestro
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2010

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 208 pages)
Series Philosophy and medicine, 0376-7418 ; 108
Philosophy and medicine ; 108.
Contents Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1 You Are Not What You Think: Capacities, Human Organisms, and Persons; Chapter 2 Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Also: Humans, Our Capacities, and the Powers We Share; Chapter 3 The Only Game in Town: Why Capacities Must Matter Morally; Chapter 4 Little People: Higher-Order Capacities and the Argument from Potential; Chapter 5 Not Just Damaged Goods: Higher-Order Capacities and the Argument from Marginal Cases; Chapter 6 Old Objections and New Directions: Capacities and Moral Status at the Very Borders of Human Life; Bibliography; Index
Summary How could a human having lesser capacities than you and I have the same 'serious' moral status as you and I? This book answers this question by arguing that if something is human, it has a set of typical human capacities, and that if something has a set of typical human capacities, it has serious moral status
Analysis volksgezondheid
public health
filosofie
philosophy
geneeskunde
medicine
bioethics
ethiek
ethics
Philosophy (General)
Filosofie (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-202) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Medical ethics.
Fetus.
Brain damage -- Patients.
Genetic disorders -- Patients
Brain Damage, Chronic
Ethics, Medical
Fetus
Genetics, Medical -- ethics
Personhood
PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Brain damage -- Patients.
Fetus.
Genetic disorders -- Patients.
Medical ethics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789048185375
9048185378