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16 pages.text in Italian.
Galleria D'arte Palazzo Vecchio, 1982, Card Covers, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: . . Catalogue. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #26554
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Overall, Christine
N.B. Previous owner's signature on ffep. Slight fading to spine. With the help of medicine and technology we are living longer than ever before. As human life spans have increased, the moral and political issues surrounding longevity have become more complex. Should we desire to live as long as possible? What are the social ramifications of longer lives? How does a longer life span change the way we think about the value of our lives and about death and dying? Christine Overall offers a clear and intelligent discussion of the philosophical and cultural issues surrounding this difficult and often emotionally charged issue. Her book is unique in its comprehensive presentation and evaluation of the arguments - both ancient and contemporary - for and against prolonging life. It also proposes a progressive social policy for responding to dramatic increases in life expectancy. Writing from a feminist perspective, Overall highlights the ways that our biases about race, class, and gender have affected our views of elderly people and longevity, and her policy recommendations represent an effort to overcome these biases. She also covers the arguments surrounding the question of the 'duty to die' and includes a provocative discussion of immortality. After judiciously weighing the benefits and the risks of prolonging human life, Overall persuasively concludes that the length of life does matter and that its duration can make a difference to the quality and value of our lives. Her book will be an essential guide as we consider our social responsibilities, the meaning of human life, and the prospects of living longer. 264pp.
University of California Press, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0520232984
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Inventory #24494
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Olver, Ian N.
This is an original contribution to the much debated area of the value that we should place on human life. With the euthanasia issue highlighted in the public arena this book argues for a non-absolutist highest value on life ethic and how that fits with society's current emphasis on individual autonomy. Not only are the arguments for and against placing a highest value on life explored but the way of arguing particularly the use of slippery slopes is discussed. By the use of everyday examples the impact of placing a high value on life is explored. A futuristic intensive care ward round illustrates the ethical and resource issues with which we would be challenged in adopting a highest value on life policy for medical decisions. This book will be useful for students of ethics, nursing and medicine as well as those engaged in the public debate on euthanasia. 165pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 140201029X
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Inventory #14637
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 45.61 approx. - € 38.68 approx.)
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Kemp,John R.
This volume represents the first published collection of the work of artist Alan Flattmann, who for 40 years has used pastels to reproduce the architecture and atmosphere in New Orleans' most historic neighborhood. The text by Kemp (Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities) covers the early history.128pp.
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. D/J in Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1565549325
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Inventory #6318
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Gould, Tony
269pp.
Hamish Hamilton, 1979, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0241101255
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Inventory #27676
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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