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Ethics of Procreation and the Defense of Human Life
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Building on the renewal of Thomistic ethics encouraged by key moral encyclicals including Humanae Vitae, Veritatis Splendor, and Evangelium Vitae, Swiss philosopher Martin Rhonheimer revisits some of the most difficult questions regarding the ethics of procreation and human life.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Editor’s Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: Human Life: Between Protection and Threats
  2. pp. xi-xxiv
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  1. 1. Natural Law and the Thomistic Roots of John Paul II's Ethics of Human Life
  2. pp. 1-30
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  1. Part I. Sexuality and Responsibility: Contraception as an Ethical Problem
  2. pp. 31-32
  1. Prologue: Contraception and Virtue
  2. pp. 33-38
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  1. 2. The Post-conciliar State of the Question on Contraception: The Encyclical, Relevant Case, Arguments, and Description of Contraception
  2. pp. 39-70
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  1. 3. Toward an Adequate Argument in Support of Humanae Vitae: The Necessary Integration of Anthropology, Action Theory, Virtue, and Natural Law
  2. pp. 71-132
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  1. 4. The Use of Contraceptives under Threat of Rape: An Exception? Clarifying a Central Teaching of Veritatis Splendor
  2. pp. 133-150
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  1. Part II. Injustices Regarding Human Life: Reproductive Technology and Abortion
  2. pp. 151-152
  1. 5. The Instrumentalization of Human Life: Ethical Considerations Concerning Reproductive Technology
  2. pp. 153-178
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  1. 6. Human Fetuses, Persons, and the Right to Abortion: Toward an Absolute Power of the Born?
  2. pp. 179-227
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  1. 7. The Legal Defense of Prenatal Life in Constitutional Democracies
  2. pp. 228-284
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  1. Appendix: An Initial Response to Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler
  2. pp. 285-290
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 291-300
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 301-311
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