Cambridge University Press (2007)

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Robert George
Durham University
Patrick Lee
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Abstract
Profoundly important ethical and political controversies turn on the question of whether biological life is an essential aspect of a human person, or only an extrinsic instrument. Lee and George argue that human beings are physical, animal organisms - albeit essentially rational and free - and examine the implications of this understanding of human beings for some of the most controversial issues in contemporary ethics and politics. The authors argue that human beings are animal organisms and that their personal identity across time consists in the persistence of the animal organisms they are; they also argue that human beings are essentially rational and free and that there is a radical difference between human beings and other animals; criticize hedonism and hedonistic drug-taking; present detailed defenses of the prolife positions on abortion and euthanasia; and defend the traditional moral position on marriage and sexual acts.
Keywords Philosophical anthropology  Ethics
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Call number BD450.L3735 2008
ISBN(s) 9780521124195   9780521882484   0521882486   0521124190
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