Choosing to Die
Elective Death and Multiculturalism
By (author) C. G. Prado
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Choosing to Die by C. G. Prado
Book DescriptionIn 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 judgements 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 modern medicine to keep people alive, thereby forcing people to choose between living and dying. In addition, Prado calls upon medical ethicists and practitioners to appreciate the value of a theoretical basis for their work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521874847
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author C. G. Prado
Coping with Choices to Die, Hardback (November 2010)
C. G. Prado examines how reactions to elective death are influenced by cultural influences and beliefs.
Choosing to Die, Paperback (March 2008)
Prado addresses the question of whether it is rational to end one's life in order to escape devastating terminal illness.
Searle and Foucault on Truth, Hardback (November 2005)
This book compares John Searle and Michel Foucault's radically opposed views on truth.
Starting With Foucault, Paperback (December 2000)» View all books by C. G. Prado
Introduction to Foucault for readers with a background in analytic philosophy. Focuses on genealogy, the area of Foucault's work most relevant to epistemology
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Author Biography - C. G. Prado
C. G. Prado is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University in Canada. He has published many books, most recently Searle and Foucault on Truth and A House Divided: Comparing Analytic and Continental Philosophy (ed.).
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