The Ethical Imagination
Written by Margaret Somerville
Publication Date October 01, 2006
Short-listed for the Mavis Gallant Prize 2007
Margaret Somerville is the founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics, and Law at McGill University, where she holds the Samuel Gale Chair in the Faculty of Law and is professor in the Faculty of Medicine. She is a consultant to governments and non-governmental bodies worldwide, and is the recipient of many honorary doctorates and awards, including the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science. She lives in Montreal, Canada.
"...at once a forward-looking and deeply conservative book...Her thoughtful treatise, guided by a respect for nature and a sense of the secular sacred, contains value even for those who...disagree fervently with many of its assumptions and conclusions." This Magazine
"Here is a voice speaking out intelligently for all of us." Montreal Review of Books