Chapter 1. Autonomy, the Good Life, and Controversial Choices

  1. Rosamond Rhodes,
  2. Leslie P. Francis and
  3. Anita Silvers
  1. Julian Savulescu

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690932.ch1

The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics

The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics

How to Cite

Savulescu, J. (2008) Autonomy, the Good Life, and Controversial Choices, in The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics (eds R. Rhodes, L. P. Francis and A. Silvers), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470690932.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125833

Online ISBN: 9780470690932

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Keywords:

  • medical intervention;
  • controversial choices;
  • blood transfusion;
  • AIDS;
  • natural childbirth

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Controversial Choices

  • Kinds of Normative Reasons for Action

  • Limits on Respect for Autonomy

  • Children and Controversial Choice

  • Controversial Choices and the Duty to Strive Toward Perfection and Full Autonomy

  • Acknowledgments

  • Notes

  • References