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Life's Dominion - by Ronald Dworkin (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 288

Genre: Philosophy

Sub-Genre: General

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Vintage

Age Range: Adult

Author: Ronald Dworkin

Language: English

TCIN: 76979809
UPC: 9780679733195
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-8885

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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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