Buddhism and Bioethics

ISBN-10: 0333912802
ISBN-13: 9780333912805
Edition: 2001 (Revised)
Authors: Damien Keown
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Book details

List price: $53.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 5/10/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This book discusses contemporary issues in medical ethics from a Buddhist perspective. Drawing on ancient and modern sources, Damien Keown shows how Buddhist ethical principles can be applied consistently to a range of bioethical problems, including abortion, embryo research, and euthanasia.

Preface to the paperback edition
Introduction
Acknowledgements
Buddhism, Medicine and Ethics
Buddhism and medicine
Buddhism and ethics
Doing Buddhist 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
Notes
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

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