This volume is a definitive, high-qualiity, one-volume collection of key primary texts for the study of bioethics. In its structure and content, the Anthology is intended to complement the Companion to Bioethics, edited by the same scholars. The Anthology is independent of any particular approach to bioethics. Can be used as a source book to complement the Companion to Bioethics. Probes more deeply than the standard anthologies into the foundations of bioethics. More global in approach than competition.
Helga Kuhse is the Director of the Centre for Human Bioethics at Monash University, Australia. She has published widely in the field of bioethics and is co–founder of the International Association of Bioethics. She edits Monash Bioethics Review and, with Peter Singer, the international journal, Bioethics.
Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University. He is the author of Animal Liberation, first published in 1975, and is widely credited with triggering the modern animal–rights movement. His Practical Ethics is one of the most widely used texts in applied ethics, and Rethinking Life and Death received the 1995 National Book Council's Banjo Award for non–fiction. He was the foundation president of the International Association of Bioethics.
‘This collection is an invaluable resource for students, teachers and researchers in field of bioethics. It brings key articles and historical sources that have been amongst the most influential in the debates on subjects such as life, death and allocation of scarce resources.' – Ruth Chadwick, Lancaster University