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Choosing to Die Elective Death and Multiculturalism

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ISBN-10: 0521697581

ISBN-13: 9780521697583

Edition: 2008

Authors: C. G. Prado

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In this book, C. G. Prado addresses the difficult question of when and whether it is rational to end one's life in order to escape devastating terminal illness. He specifically considers this question in light of the impact of multiculturalism on perceptions and judgments about what is right and wrong, permissible and impermissible. Prado introduces the idea of a "coincidental culture" to clarify the variety of values and commitments that influence decision. He also introduces the idea of a "proxy premise" to deal with reasoning issues that are raised by intractably held beliefs. Primarily intended for medical ethicists, this book will be of interest to anyone concerned about the ability of…    
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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
Setting the Stage
Criteria for Rational Suicide
Clarifying and Revising the Criteria
Application Issues
What Standards?
Relativism and Cross-Cultural Assessment
The Role of Religion
Assessment Latitude
The Realities of Cross-Cultural Assessment
Works Cited
Index