Chapter 13. Reverence for Life and the Limits of State Power

  1. Justine Burley
  1. Eric Rakowski

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996386.ch13

Dworkin and His Critics: With Replies by Dworkin

Dworkin and His Critics: With Replies by Dworkin

How to Cite

Rakowski, E. (2004) Reverence for Life and the Limits of State Power, in Dworkin and His Critics: With Replies by Dworkin (ed J. Burley), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470996386.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631197652

Online ISBN: 9780470996386

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Keywords:

  • human life value;
  • abortion;
  • government-citizen relationship;
  • intrinsic value;
  • individual liberties

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • I Why is Freedom to Choose Death More Important Than Protecting Life's Inherent Worth?

  • II What Justifies the State's Safeguarding Intrinsic Values?

  • III How Ought the State to Honor Life's Sanctity?

  • IV Conclusion

  • Acknowledgement