Jeffrey Bishop

Bishop, a philosopher, ethicist, and physician, argues that something has gone sadly amiss in the care of the dying by contemporary medicine and in our social and political views of death, as shaped by our scientific successes and ongoing debates about euthanasia and the “right to die”–or to live… He argues that a view of people as machines in motion–people as, in effect, temporarily animated corpses with interchangeable parts–has become epistemologically normative for medicine… The result is a kind of nihilistic attitude toward the dying, and troubling contradictions and absurdities in our practices. From the publisher.

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