The Resource What is a person? : an ethical exploration, James W. Walters ; foreword by Lawrence J. Schneiderman

What is a person? : an ethical exploration, James W. Walters ; foreword by Lawrence J. Schneiderman

Label
What is a person? : an ethical exploration
Title
What is a person?
Title remainder
an ethical exploration
Statement of responsibility
James W. Walters ; foreword by Lawrence J. Schneiderman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When does a person qualify for protected and continuing life? At a time when technology can sustain marginal life, it is ever more important to understand what constitutes a person. What are the medical, ethical, mental, legal, and philosophical criteria that determine protectable human life? By providing a much-needed religious/philosophical context for the discussion - examining contemporary thinking on just what constitutes valuable life - Walters broadens his inquiry beyond the human to include other animals and also deals with the phenomenon of anencephalic infants, those who are born without higher brains. Searching for a measurable and humane standard of personhood, Walters looks at its current definition and declares it inadequate. He offers instead the idea of proximate personhood, with criteria for helping to determine which individuals possess a unique claim to life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walters, James W.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
B828.5
LC item number
.W35 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2002 J-500
  • W 50
NLM item number
W235w 1997
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Personalism
  • Ethics
  • Value of Life
  • Anencephaly
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Moral Obligations
  • Personhood
  • Personalism
  • Person
  • Medizinische Ethik
  • Personalismus
Label
What is a person? : an ethical exploration, James W. Walters ; foreword by Lawrence J. Schneiderman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Modern bioethics and religious roots -- Vying models : physicalism and personalism -- Proximate personhood -- Humans, animals, and morality -- The moral status of anencephalic infants -- Anencephalic infants and the law
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 187 pages
Isbn
9780252022784
Lccn
96009991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34413490
  • (OCoLC)ocm34413490
Label
What is a person? : an ethical exploration, James W. Walters ; foreword by Lawrence J. Schneiderman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Modern bioethics and religious roots -- Vying models : physicalism and personalism -- Proximate personhood -- Humans, animals, and morality -- The moral status of anencephalic infants -- Anencephalic infants and the law
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 187 pages
Isbn
9780252022784
Lccn
96009991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34413490
  • (OCoLC)ocm34413490

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