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Our Bodies, Whose Property?
Anne Phillips

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

"There is much to admire in this book. . . . The way in which she presses relevant empirical evidence into the service of her normative commitments is impressive. Her thoughtful discussion of the infinitely complex and emotionally laden ways in which we relate to our bodies, and of the impact which our decisions regarding our bodies have on others, challenges both those who subscribe to the view that the individual alone should decide what to do with their body, and how to do it, and those who favor the side of controlling bodies--particularly, it has to be said, women's bodies--for society's ends."--Cecile Fabre, Times Literary Supplement

"This is a skilful and thoughtful engagement with a 'real' ethical/policy issue and from which the author is not too shy to draw 'real' policy conclusions."--Chris Pierson, Political Theory

ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENTS:

"The topic of this clear and accessible book is timely and important, and the implications of talking about and treating the body as property affect a broad range of policy concerns. A major contribution to debates in both philosophy and public policy, this book should be read by philosophers, political theorists, feminist theorists, bioethicists, and general readers for its theoretical and practical guidance to some of today's thorniest issues."--Mary L. Shanley, Vassar College

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