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L.W. Sumner is University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of four books: Abortion and Moral Theory (1981); The Moral Foundation of Rights (1987); Welfare, Ethics, and Happiness (1996); and The Hateful and the Obscene: Studies in theLimits of Free Expression (2004). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and recipient of the 2009 Molson Prize in Social Sciences and Humanities from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Table of Contents
1. Prologue Part I: Ethics 2. Consent and Refusal 3. Indirect Death 4. Death by Request 5. Deciding for Others Part II: Law 6. The Legal Landscape 7. From Prohibition to Regulation 8. Epilogue Cases Cited References Index