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Essential Articles but very one sided,
This review is from: Bioethics: An Anthology (Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies) (Paperback)
This book has some great papers in it, but the editors really show their colors in the bioethics debate in the papers presented. For example the book presents a declaration by the Catholic Church denouncing euthanasia, but fails to present any of the background material that led to this declaration (or even references to it). It also presents a good number of papers that rely too heavily on anecdotes.
To get a feel for Singer and Kuhse's (two very big names of the field) opinons the book is great. To get a balanced treatment of the bioethics debate, the book fails.
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Initial post: Feb 24, 2011 4:40:31 PM PST
Thank you. This is precisely the kind of insight I look for when someone reviews an edited book or an anthology.
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