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Buddhism & bioethics

Author: Damien Keown
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Issues such as abortion, embryo research and euthanasia have been discussed exhaustively from the standpoint of Western philosophy and religion, but so far the voice of Buddhism has been little heard in the debate. Although widely respected for its benevolent and humanistic values, Buddhism has not so far shown how its ethical principles can be applied in a consistent manner to contemporary moral dilemmas. Drawing  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Damien Keown
ISBN: 0333618580 9780333618585 0312126719 9780312126711
OCLC Number: 32052064
Description: xv, 208 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Buddhism, Medicine and Ethics --
Buddhism and medicine --
Buddhism and ethics --
Humans, animals and persons --
Ethics and human good --
A test case --
At the Beginning of Life --
When does life begin? --
Reflections on the three conditions --
Embryo loss and twinning --
Abortion --
Embryo research --
Fertility control --
At the End of Life --
Defining death --
Buddhism and death --
The persistent vegetative state --
Euthanasia: early sources --
Euthanasia: modern views.
Other Titles: Buddhism and bioethics
Responsibility: Damien Keown.

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Discusses contemporary issues in medical ethics such as abortion, embryo research and euthanasia, from a Buddhist perspective. Drawing on both ancient and modern sources, the book shows how Buddhist  Read more...

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