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Islamic bioethics : problems and perspectives

Author: Dariusch Atighetchi
Publisher: [New York?] : Springer, ©2007.
Series: International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine, v. 31.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book presents a critical analysis of the debate at the religious, legal and political level sparked off by the introduction of new biomedical technologies (cloning, genetics, organ transplants, IVF, etc.) in Muslim countries. It compares the positions of "classic" Muslim law and contemporary religious authorities; laws in Muslim countries; the attitudes and concrete behaviour of populations, families and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dariusch Atighetchi
ISBN: 9781402049613 1402049617 9781402049620 1402049625 9781402096150 1402096151
OCLC Number: 70574010
Description: xiii, 375 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction to Muslim law --
2. Features of Islamic bioethics --
3. Some aspects of medical ethics --
4. Contraception and population control --
5. Abortion --
6. Assisted procreation --
7. The development of organ transplants --
8. AIDS --
9. The opinions on genetics --
10. The end of life --
11. Female genital mutilation in specific Muslim areas --
12. The Koran and modern science --
13. General conclusions.
Series Title: International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine, v. 31.
Responsibility: Dariusch Atighetchi.
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Islamic Bioethics presents a critical analysis of legal and political debates resulting from biomedical technologies. Perspectives from traditional Muslim law are compared with contemporary religious  Read more...

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From the reviews:"`Islamic Bioethics' is based on Atighetchis Italian book `Islam, musulmani e bioetica' (Roma: Amando, 2002) but it is considerably enlarged and enriched by additional details. ... Read more...

 
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