TABLE OF CONTENTS
John K. Davis, "Introduction"
Geoffrey Scarre, "Is it possible to be better off dead?"
Taylor W. Cyr, "How Does Death Harm the Deceased?"
Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, "The Significance of an Afterlife"
Jens Johansson, "The Severity of Death"
John K. Davis, "Defining Death"
James Stacey Taylor, "Autonomy, Competence, and End of Life"
Eric Vogelstein, "Deciding for the Incompetent"
Paul T. Menzel, "Change of Mind: An Issue for Advance Directives"
Nancy S. Jecker, "Medical Futility and Respect for Patient Autonomy"
Paul T. Menzel, "Refusing Lifesaving Medical Treatment and Food and Water by Mouth"
Thomas S. Huddle, "Suicide, Physician-Assisted Suicide, the Doing-Allowing Distinction and Double Effect"
Michael Cholbi, "Grief and End of Life Surrogate Decision-making"
Bruce Jennings, "Solidarity near the End of Life: The Promise of Relational Decision-making in the Care of the Dying"
Colin Farrelly, "Justice and the Aging of the Human Species"
America’s space program is at a turning point. After decades of global primacy, NASA has ended the space-shuttle program, cutting off its access to space. No astronauts will be launched in an American craft, from American soil, until the 2020s, and NASA may soon find itself eclipsed by other countries’ space programs.
With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, Neil deGrasse Tyson—one of our foremost thinkers on all things space—illuminates the past, present, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever. As Tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale. For America to maintain its status as a global leader and a technological innovator, he explains, we must regain our enthusiasm and curiosity about what lies beyond our world.
Provocative, humorous, and wonderfully readable, Space Chronicles represents the best of Tyson’s recent commentary, including a must-read prologue on NASA and partisan politics. Reflecting on topics that range from scientific literacy to space-travel missteps, Tyson gives us an urgent, clear-eyed, and ultimately inspiring vision for the future.
Your Special “2for1” Annotated edition includes:
+ Treatise on the ‘Historical’ Life of Francis from a Mildly More Academic Viewpoint
+ Bibliography - St Francis – Since 1990 —APA 6th Edition: PLUS ‘Grey Literature’ for easy Research
+ Glossary of Traditional Catholic terms
Plus “Miracles after His Death” and The Prayers of St Francis!
"And those words came to me: the poor, the poor. Then, right away, thinking of the poor, I thought of Francis of Assisi. Then I thought of all the wars, as the votes were still being counted, till the end. Francis is also the man of peace. That is how the name came into my heart: Francis of Assisi." - Pope Francis I