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A Companion to Bioethics
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    Edited by H Kuhse and P Singer. Blackwell, 2001, £18.99 (pb), pp 512. ISBN 0–631–23019–X.

    Bioethics is quickly developing into a vast discipline, with rapidly expanding areas of study and practice, and a rapidly expanding literature. Creating anthologies that provide useful overviews of bioethics is, consequently, a daunting task: many areas important to bioethics must be left out and depth of critical analysis must suffer. The editors of this volume—now in paperback in the Blackwell Companions to Philosophy series—skilfully address these challenges. The result is a comprehensive and authoritative anthology, providing balanced analyses of major debates and trends in bioethics.

    Unlike in most bioethics anthologies, each of the 46 articles in this volume is written specifically for the anthology. The authors comprise an impressive group of international scholars, most with well established expertise in the subjects about which they write. Rather than merely articulating a position and defending it, …

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