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Bioethics in a cultural context : Philosophy, Religion, History, Politics

Author: Vincent E Barry
Publisher: Boston : Wadsworth, ©2012.
Series: Cengage advantage books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bioethics in a Cultural Context: Philosophy, Religion, History, Politics presents a unique, philosophical approach to modern bioethics that helps you understand the ways in which today's bioethical controversies are tied to profound, underlying philosophical questions. Author Vincent Barry masterfully provides insight into the influences of religion, history and politics on bioethical debate."--Page 4 of cover.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent E Barry
ISBN: 0495814083 9780495814085
OCLC Number: 703596041
Description: xxvii, 435 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Bioethics, Schiavo, and cultural politics --
Two enduring traditions --
Medieval religion and enlightenment science --
Religious and secular ethics --
Origins and context of bioethics --
The birth of bioethics --
The basic principles of bioethics --
Applications --
Beyond principlism I : Autonomy under attack --
Beyond principlism II : Alternative perspectives --
Issues at the beginning of life --
Conceptual matters in abortion and reproductive technology --
The abortion debate I : Pre-Roe --
The abortion debate II : Roe and beyond --
The assisted reproduction debate I : Principled considerations --
The assisted reproduction debate II : Empirical considerations --
The prenatal testing debate I : Embryo screening --
The prenatal testing debate II : Sex selection --
The stem cell debate I : Background and terminology --
The stem cell debate II : The ethics of the science --
Issues at the end of life --
Definition and criteria of death --
Conceptual issues in suicide and euthanasia --
Suicide in the West : a brief history --
The assisted death debate I : Individual morality --
The assisted death debate II : Social policy and law --
Rationing health care at the end of life --
Conclusion : Bioethics, religion, and liberal democracy.
Series Title: Cengage advantage books.
Responsibility: Vincent Barry.
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INTRODUCTION: BIOETHICS, SCHIAVO, AND CULTURAL POLITICS BIOETHICS ETHICS. Normative Ethics. Metaethics. MAKING SENSE OF MORAL CONFLICT. Issues. Adversaries. ABOUT THIS BOOK CASES AND CONTROVERSIES. Read more...

 
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