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Inalienable Rights

The Limits of Consent in Medicine and the Law

Inalienable Rights by Terrance McConnell
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This book explains what inalienable rights are and how they restrict the behavior of their possessors. McConnell develops compelling arguments to support the inalienability of the right to life, the right of conscience, and a competent person's right not to have medical treatment administered without consent. Yet, surprisingly, he argues that the inalienability of the right to life does not entail that voluntary euthanasia or assisted suicide are wrong. This distinctive defense of inalienable rights will appeal to medical ethicists and other applied ethicists, political theorists, and philosophers of law.
Oxford University Press; October 2000
192 pages; ISBN 9780190285470
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Title: Inalienable Rights
Author: Terrance McConnell