Life s Dominion

At the heart of Life's Dominion is Dworkin's inquest into why abortion and euthanasia provoke such controversy. Do these acts violate some fundamental "right to life"?

Author: Ronald Dworkin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307787915

Category: Law

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Internationally renowned lawyer and philosopher Ronald Dworkin addresses the crucially related acts of abortion and euthanasia in a brilliantly original book that examines their meaning in a nation that prizes both life and individual liberty. From Roe v. Wade to the legal battle over the death of Nancy Cruzan, no issues have opened greater rifts in American society than those of abortion and euthanasia. At the heart of Life's Dominion is Dworkin's inquest into why abortion and euthanasia provoke such controversy. Do these acts violate some fundamental "right to life"? Or are the objections against them based on the belief that human life is sacred? Combining incisive moral reasoning and close readings of indicidual court decisions with a majestic interpretation of the U.S. Constitution itself, Dworkin gives us a work that is absolutely essential for anyone who cares about the legal status of human life.
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Life s Dominion

Author: Ronald Dworkin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307787910

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Internationally renowned lawyer and philosopher Ronald Dworkin addresses the crucially related acts of abortion and euthanasia in a brilliantly original book that examines their meaning in a nation that prizes both life and individual liberty. From Roe v. Wade to the legal battle over the death of Nancy Cruzan, no issues have opened greater rifts in American society than those of abortion and euthanasia. At the heart of Life's Dominion is Dworkin's inquest into why abortion and euthanasia provoke such controversy. Do these acts violate some fundamental "right to life"? Or are the objections against them based on the belief that human life is sacred? Combining incisive moral reasoning and close readings of indicidual court decisions with a majestic interpretation of the U.S. Constitution itself, Dworkin gives us a work that is absolutely essential for anyone who cares about the legal status of human life.
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Death S Dominion Ethics At The End Of Life

Ethics at the end of life Woods, Simon. Clark, D. (2002a) Cicely Saunders: Founder of the Hospice ... Dworkin, R. (1993) Life's Dominion: An Argument about Abortion, Euthanasia and Individual Freedom. New York, NY: Alfred A Knopf.

Author: Woods, Simon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335211607

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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Drawing on a philosophical framework, the author explores end-of-life issues in order to reflect on the nature of the good death and how this may be achieved. The book considers whether it is permissible or desirable to influence the quality of dying - of
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The Ninth Amendment and the Politics of Creative Jurisprudence

Dworkin, Life's Dominion, 168. Casey, 4837; citations and quotation marks omitted. Dworkin, Life's Dominion, 120. Casey, 4798. Ibid., 4837. Ibid., 4801. Ibid., 4803. Dworkin, Life's Dominion, 146-47. Ibid., 139. Ibid., 139-40.

Author: Marshall DeRosa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351292986

Category: Law

Page: 148

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The Ninth Amendment holds that every right not explicitly granted to the federal government by the Constitution belongs to the states or to the individual. Further, those rights held by the government should not be construed to deny or disparage other rights held by the people. As in other areas of contention between federal power and states' rights, the Ninth Amendment has become subject to activist Supreme Court interpretation whereby the traditional model of federalism, in which states had meaningful public policy prerogatives, has given way to a model in which states become mere extensions of the U. S. government. In this volume, Marshall DeRosa provides a thorough analysis of Supreme Court unenumerated rights policy and offers suggestions toward reestablishing American federalism as envisioned by the framers of the Constitution. The book opens with a review and analysis of current debates over Ninth Amendment rights and then utilizes the privileges and immunities clauses as demonstrative of the traditional relationship between the states' police powers and unenumerated fundamental rights. DeRosa then considers the critical role of academia in shifting public policy away from popular control and toward the judiciary. Later chapters include national and state case studies as instances of judicial creativity, an examination of the effects of Ninth Amendment jurisprudence on the Second Amendment as it bears on the gun control debate, and a comparative analysis of contrasting theories on the status of unenumerated rights. In his conclusion DeRosa offers some prescriptive thoughts on how to restore the original constitutional concept of popular consent as a remedy to an increasingly unaccountable federal judiciary. By restoring the Ninth Amendment to the context of American federalism, this volume constitutes a major contribution to contemporary scholarship, challenging a corpus of commentary that either ignores, misunderstands, or misrepresents the relevance of popular control in the articulation of unenumerated rights. The Ninth Amendment and the Politics of Creative Jurisprudence will be of interest to political scientists, historians, legal theorists, and political practitioners.
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End of Life Care and Pragmatic Decision Making

In Improving End of Life Care: A Hastings Center Special Report. Jennings B, Kaebnick GE, and Murray TH (eds) , 81 9—25. and Nimmons D. 1 992. Ethics on Call. Harmony Books. Dworkin R. 1 993. Life's Dominion: An Argument about Abortion, ...

Author: D. Micah Hester

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139483803

Category: Philosophy

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Every one of us will die, and the processes we go through will be our own - unique to our own experiences and life stories. End-of-Life Care and Pragmatic Decision Making provides a pragmatic philosophical framework based on a radically empirical attitude toward life and death. D. Micah Hester takes seriously the complexities of experiences and argues that when making end-of-life decisions, healthcare providers ought to pay close attention to the narratives of patients and the communities they inhabit so that their dying processes embody their life stories. He discusses three types of end-of-life patient populations - adults with decision-making capacity, adults without capacity, and children (with a strong focus on infants) - to show the implications of pragmatic empiricism and the scope of decision making at the end of life for different types of patients.
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Increasing Longevity

University Press , Cambridge ; 1996 ) and Ronald Dworkin Life's dominion ( London : Harper Collins , 1993 ) . ... 1994 ) and John Harris ' QALYfying the value of life ' in Journal of Medical Ethics 1987 ; 13 : 117–23 .

Author: Royal College of Physicians of London

Publisher: Royal College of Physicians

ISBN: 1860160778

Category: Aging

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Life s Dominion

Author: Michael Donald Kirby

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ISBN: OCLC:221468788

Category: AIDS (Disease)

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Sessional Papers of the Parliament of the Dominion of Canada

246 Guardian Life (formerly Germania). ... 249 London and Scottish Life. ... 285 Robert Shepard and the Merchants Bank of Canada v. The British Dominion General Insurance Co. 286 (f) of London.Eng..

Author: Canada. Parliament

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ISBN: IOWA:31858029090309

Category: Canada

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