Gary Seay is professor of philosophy at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. Susana Nuccetelli is professor of philosophy at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.
Seay and Nuccetelli have done an admirable job at distilling and making accessible a large body of medical information, complex case law, and philosophical ethics. Their text makes the project of developing competence and understanding in bioethics a lot less daunting, without simplifying the philosophical and scientific issues. The book is organized so that instructors can easily design a course around a subset of the topics covered, and its teaching and learning resources are outstanding. This is the best bioethics textbook I am aware of, for students and teachers alike. -- Brandon Cooke, Professor & Chair (Philosophy), Minnesota State University, Mankato This is a concise introduction to bioethics that covers a lot of ground. The chapters are sufficiently self-contained so that the text can be adapted to different course designs, and the boxes and figures throughout are helpful learning aids. Important cases are discussed but don't dominate the discussion, so the emphasis remains on the philosophical arguments and issues. -- William A. Bauer, Teaching Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University Seay and Nuccettelli offer a refreshing and bold approach to bioethics that confronts readers directly, requiring them to intimately wrestle with the most pressing issues through numerous case studies and a nuanced analysis of the core concepts and principles. The authors strike a delicate balance between accessibility and depth, with the results being a text that is eminently readable. This is not easy material, but the authors have created a text open to readers with little or no philosophical background without sacrificing the complexity found in these important discussions. They also offer an expansive and up-to-date sourcebook to find primary sources online in the companion website. -- Scott O'Leary, Assistant Professor, University of Saint Mary