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date: 18 January 2022

. Some ethical ideaslocked

. Some ethical ideaslocked

  • Simon Blackburn

Abstract

As our technologies of control increase, so do the new questions about how to use them. ‘Some ethical ideas’ examines such issues as abortion, rights, and euthanasia, and explores how an ethic will crystallize our attitudes to the most important events, such as birth and death. It will determine our attitude to life and what makes it worth living, encapsulating notions of human nature and human happiness and telling us what it is for a human life to go well. It will describe desire and freedom, and our rights to the opportunities and powers that we need in life.

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