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Essays on Birth and Death

In nine lively essays, bioethicist J. David Velleman challenges the prevailing consensus about assisted suicide and reproductive technology, articulating an original approach to the ethics of creating and ending human lives. He argues that assistance in dying is appropriate only at the point where talk of suicide is not, and he raises moral objections to anonymous donor conception. In their place, Velleman champions a morality of valuing personhood over happiness in making end-of-life deci...


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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Serie : OBP collection
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2015
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 29 November 2016
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9781783741670
  • Electronic ISBN : 9782821876330
  • Number of pages : 232 p.

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