Introduction : The right to life and the value of life : orientations in law, politics and ethics / Jon Yorke Politics and the philosophy of life : towards a normative framework / Mark Olssen The exemplary exception : philosophical and political decisions in Giorgio Agamben's Homo Sacer / Andrew Norris The value of life : somatic ethics and the spirit of biocapital / Nikolas Rose How we value life : George Bailey and the life not worthy of being lived / Stephen Smith The right to take life : killing and death in armed conflict / Agnieszka Jachec-Neale The right to life of detainees in armed conflict / Susan Breau At the hands of the state : when arrest and imprisonment prove fatal / Caroline Fournet International criminal justice and the death penalty / Steven Freeland The right to life and abolition of the death penalty in the council of Europe / Jon Yorke The death penalty and Russia / Bill Bowring Assisted suicide, voluntary euthanasia, and the right to life / David Benatar Positive and negative obligations under the right to life in English medical law : letting patients die / Elizabeth Wicks Conjoined twins : separation as lethal mutilation / Helen Watt Access to medicines and the right to (cultural) life / Johanna Gibson Assessing vitality : infertility and the the good life in urban China / Ayo Wahlberg Illiberal biopolitics and embryonic life : the governance of human embryonic stem cell research in China / Kerstin Klein.
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K3252 .R54 2010
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