Matters of Life and Death

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Matters of Life and Death is a collection of original essays by leading philosophers devoted to the major moral issues of the day, including abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, famine, war, suicide, the environment, and animal rights.

Matters of Life and Death is also the first of a series of books in which Tom invited the best philosophers in the world to write original essays on the major moral issues of the day. The book was critically acclaimed and used widely in both undergraduate and graduate courses.

“A classic in the making,” the anonymous reviewer in Choice wrote, adding: “This is probably the most useful book of its kind. Not only is it highly readable, but it is also an immensely important contribution to the field of applied ethics. A must for all academic collections and highly recommended for public libraries.”

1980. Matters of Life and Death. Editor, with an Introduction. Random House (paper) and Temple University Press (cloth).

1986. Matters of Life and Death. Second edition, revised and expanded. Editor, with an Introduction. Random House.

1993. Matters of Life and Death. Third edition, revised and expanded. Editor, with an Introduction. McGraw-Hill.

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