Moral Status: Obligations to Persons and Other Living Things  -     By: Mary Anne Warren
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Moral Status: Obligations to Persons and Other Living Things

Oxford University Press / 2000 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8.00 X 6.14 X 0.60 (inches)
ISBN: 0198250401
ISBN-13: 9780198250401

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Mary Anne Warren investigates a theoretical question that is at the center of practical and professional ethics: what are the criteria for having moral status? That is, what does it take to be an entity towards which people have moral considerations? Warren argues that no single property will do as a sole criterion, and puts forward seven basic principles as criteria. She then applies these principles to three controversial moral issues: voluntary euthanasia, abortion, and the moral status of animals.

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"Her theory should prompt discussion and help clarify the concept of moral status. Her multicriterial approach for determining moral status has the potential to assist in the struggle to handle the complex moral issues prevalent today."--Choice


"Her theory should prompt discussion and help clarify the concept of moral status. Her multicriterial approach for determining moral status has the potential to assist in the struggle to handle the complex moral issues prevalent today."--Choice


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