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Keown, John

Overview
Works: 14 works in 145 publications in 2 languages and 5,656 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other
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Most widely held works by John Keown
Euthanasia, ethics, and public policy : an argument against legalisation by John Keown( )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides the general reader (who need have no expertise in philosophy, law or medicine) with a lucid introduction to this central question in the debate, not least by reviewing the Dutch euthanasia experience. It will interest readers in any country, whether for or against legalisation, who wish to ensure that their opinions are better informed."--Jacket
Euthanasia examined : ethical, clinical, and legal perspectives( Book )

41 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether euthanasia or assisted suicide should be legalised is one of the most pressing and profound questions facing legislators, health-care professionals, their patients and indeed all members of society. Regrettably, the debate is too often characterised by rhetoric rather than reason. This book aims to inform the debate by acquainting anyone interested in this vital question with some of the major ethical, legal and clinical and theological issues involved. The essays it contains are authoritative, balanced and readable: authoritative in that they have been commissioned from some of the world's leading experts; balanced in that they reflect divergent viewpoints (including a vigorous debate between two eminent philosophers); and readable in that they should be readily intelligible to the general reader. This accessible, fair and learned collection should enlighten all who wish to be better informed about the debate surrounding this momentous issue
Reason, morality, and law : the philosophy of John Finnis by John Keown DCL( )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Finnis is a pre-eminent legal, moral and political philosopher. This volume contains over 25 essays by leading international scholars of philosophy and law who critically engage with issues at the heart of Finnis's work
Abortion, doctors, and the law : some aspects of the legal regulation of abortion in England from 1803 to 1982 by John Keown( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recht / Abtreibung / Grossbritannien
Bioethics and the human goods : an introduction to natural law bioethics by Alfonso Gómez-Lobo( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this concise and accessible introductory text, Gómez-Lobo and Keown introduce a "human goods" approach to bioethics as an alternative to the dominant principle-based method in the field (best illustrated by Beauchamp and Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, OUP). Following Aristotle and the natural law tradition, the authors demonstrate how an emphasis on human goods--such as health, life, family, friendship, work and play, the experience of beauty, knowledge, and integrity--provides a necessary context for medical decisions and can help us understand critical issues at the beginning and end of life. The manuscript includes two parts: Foundations and Issues. In the Foundations section the authors explain how one can think about bioethics, offering definitions of ethics and ontology (the study of being) and prudential reasoning. In the Issues section they address genetics, abortion, infanticide, suicide and physician-assisted suicide, nutrition and hydration, and transplantation ethics. The book includes appendices featuring personal statements by Gómez-Lobo on the status of the human embryo and criteria for the determination of death
Debating euthanasia by Emily Jackson( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emily Jackson argues that we owe it to everyone in society to do all that we can to ensure that they experience a 'good death'. For a small minority of patients who experience intolerable and unrelievable suffering, this may mean helping them to have an assisted death. In a liberal society, where people's moral views differ, we should not force individuals to experience deaths they find intolerable. This is not an argument in favour of dying. On the contrary, Jackson argues that legalisation could extend and enhance the lives of people whose present fear of the dying process causes them overwhelming distress. John Keown argues that voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are gravely unethical and he defends their continued prohibition by law. He analyses the main arguments for relaxation of the law--including those which invoke the experience of jurisdictions which permit these practices--and finds them wanting. Relaxing the law would, he concludes, be both wrong in principle and dangerous in practice, not least for the dying, the disabled and the disadvantaged"--Provided by publisher
The law and ethics of medicine : essays on the inviolability of human life by John Keown( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Law and Ethics of Medicine: Essays on the Inviolability of Human Life explains the principle of the inviolability of human life and its continuing relevance to English law governing aspects of medical practice at the beginning and end of life. The book shows that the principle, though widely recognized as an historic and foundational principle of the common law, has been misunderstood in the legal academy, at the Bar and on the Bench. Part I of the book identifies the confusion and clarifies the principle, distinguishing it from 'vitalism' on the one hand and a 'qualitative' evaluation of human life on the other. Part II addresses legal aspects of the beginning of life, including the history of the law against abortion and itsrelevance to the ongoing abortion debate in the US; the law relating to the 'morning after' pill; and the legal status of the human embryo in vitro. Part III addresses legal aspects of the end of life, including the euthanasia debate; the withdrawal of tube-feeding from patients in a 'persistent vegetativestate'; and the duty to provide palliative treatment. This unique collection of essays offers a much-needed clarification of a cardinal legal and ethical principle and should be of interest to lawyers, bioethicists, and healthcare professionals (whether they subscribe to the principle or not) in all common law jurisdictions and beyond
La eutanasia examinada : perspectivas éticas, clínicas y legales by John Keown( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El debate sobre la eutanasia se ha caracterizado por la ret?rica m?s que por la raz?n, y el compilador se ha fijado como meta enriquecer ese debate examinando los principales aspectos?ticos, cl?nicos, jur?dicos y teol?gicos del tema. Los ensayos aqu? reunidos son obra de algunos de los expertos m?s destacados en el mundo y reflejan puntos de vista divergentes. Son, adem?s, escritos accesibles al lector no especializado
Euthanasia, ethics, and public policy : an argument against legislation by John Keown( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides the general reader (who need have no expertise in philosophy, law or medicine) with a lucid introduction to this central question in the debate, not least by reviewing the Dutch euthanasia experience. It will interest readers in any country, whether for or against legalisation, who wish to ensure that their opinions are better informed."--BOOK JACKET
Euthanasia, ethics and public policy : an argument against legalisation by John Keown( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether the law should permit voluntary euthanasia and/or physician-assisted suicide is one of the most weighty and controversial questions facing modern societies. Internationally, the main obstacle to legalisation has proved to be the argument that, even if they were morally acceptable in certain 'hard cases', they could not be effectively controlled and society would slide down a 'slippery slope' to practices that most people would agree to be morally unacceptable. In particular, the argument runs, the law could not prevent the killing of patients who did not make a truly free and properly informed request, or for whom palliative care would have offered a viable alternative, and for an ever-expanding range of reasons. How cogent is this argument? This book provides the general reader (who need have no expertise in philosophy, law or medicine) with a lucid introduction to this central question in the debate, largely by reviewing the experience of three jurisdictions that have relaxed their laws: the Netherlands, Belgium and the US state of Oregon. The book will interest readers, whatever their views on the ethics of voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, who wish to ensure that their opinion about whether they should be legally permitted is better informed"
Abortion, Doctors and the Law by John Keown( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic truth about Dutch death by John Keown( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some aspects of the legal regulation of abortion in England from 1803 to 1982 ... by John Keown( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bioética y los bienes humanos by Alfonso Gómez-Lobo( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this concise and accessible introductory text, Gómez-Lobo and Keown introduce a "human goods" approach to bioethics as an alternative to the dominant principle-based method in the field (best illustrated by Beauchamp and Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, OUP). Following Aristotle and the natural law tradition, the authors demonstrate how an emphasis on human goods--such as health, life, family, friendship, work and play, the experience of beauty, knowledge, and integrity--provides a necessary context for medical decisions and can help us understand critical issues at the beginning and end of life. The manuscript includes two parts: Foundations and Issues. In the Foundations section the authors explain how one can think about bioethics, offering definitions of ethics and ontology (the study of being) and prudential reasoning. In the Issues section they address genetics, abortion, infanticide, suicide and physician-assisted suicide, nutrition and hydration, and transplantation ethics. The book includes appendices featuring personal statements by Gómez-Lobo on the status of the human embryo and criteria for the determination of death
 
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Euthanasia, ethics, and public policy : an argument against legalisation Euthanasia, ethics, and public policy : an argument against legislation
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Euthanasia examined : ethical, clinical, and legal perspectivesAbortion, doctors, and the law : some aspects of the legal regulation of abortion in England from 1803 to 1982La eutanasia examinada : perspectivas éticas, clínicas y legalesEuthanasia, ethics, and public policy : an argument against legislation
Alternative Names
Keown, John

Languages
English (139)

Spanish (5)