Canadian Journal of Philosophy 34 (3):443-459 (2004)

Tim Mulgan
University of Auckland
In this exceptional new book, Jeff McMahan sets out to provide such an account. Along the way, he offers nuanced and illuminating accounts of personal identity, human nature, the badness of death, the wrongness of killing, the rights of animals, abortion, and euthanasia. This book is a major contribution to both moral theory and applied ethics, and makes a strong case for the relevance of the former to the latter. It is also beautifully written and a joy to read.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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