The Theology of Medicine (Paperback)

The Political-Philosophical Foundations of Medical Ethics

By Thomas Szasz

Syracuse University Press, 9780815602255, 170pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1988

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The essays assembled in this volume reflect my long-standing interest in moral philosophy and my conviction that the idea of a medical ethics as something distinct and separate from ethics is an absurdity. Every person who acts is a moral agent. A person who possesses special knowledge and skills and is expected to act in the face of life-threatening circumstances--such as a physician--is someone whose status as moral agent is accordingly greatly enhanced. From the preface by the author.