Kindle Edition: Principles and Choices, Identity and Values


The cultural divide over issues like abortion and assisted suicide often boil down to conflicting opinions over “the pursuit of happiness,” “choice and autonomy,” and “freedom from suffering.” But what does it really mean to be happy? Is total autonomy good for us? Is it wise and healthy to avoid suffering at all costs?

Principles & Choices: Identity and Values is written for teens and young adults and explores the philosophical issues underlying the debate over abortion, euthanasia, and assisted suicide. Through a discussion of the “four levels of happiness” and how those levels relate to success, quality of life, love, freedom, and suffering, the text offers guidance and persuasive arguments for embracing deeper and more rewarding definitions of these terms. Readers learn six key principles that are essential for personal growth and lead to respect for human life at all stages of development.


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