The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life by Jeff McMahan
This magisterial work is the first comprehensive study of the ethics of killing, where the moral status of the individual killed is uncertain. Drawing on philosophical notions of personal identity and the immorality of killing, McMahan looks carefully at a host of practical issues, including abortion, infanticide, the killing of animals, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.
Oxford University Press, 2003.
ISBN: 9780195169829. 560 pp.