Asian Studies in Bioethics and the Philosophy of Medicine

Bioethics and Moral Content: National Traditions of Health Care Morality

Papers dedicated in tribute to Kazumasa Hoshino

Editors: Engelhardt Jr., H. Tristram, Rasmussen, L.M. (Eds.)

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Is there only one bioethics? Is a global bioethics possible? Or, instead, does one encounter a plurality of bioethical approaches shaped by local cultural and national traditions? Some thirty years ago a field of applied ethics emerged under the rubric `bioethics'. Little thought was given at the time to the possibility that this field bore the imprint of a particular American set of moral commitments. This volume explores the plurality of moral perspectives shaping bioethics. It is inspired by Kazumasa Hoshino's critical reflections on the differences in moral perspectives separating Japanese and American bioethics. The essays include contributions from Hong Kong, China, Japan, Texas, the United States, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. The volume offers a rich perspective of the range of approaches to bioethics. It brings into question whether there is unambiguously one ethics for bioethics to apply.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Bioethics in the Plural: An Introduction to Taking Global Moral Diversity Seriously

    Engelhardt, H. Tristram (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • The Physician: Professional or Entrepreneur

    Veatch, Robert M.

    Pages 17-33

  • The Physician-Patient Relationship and Individualization of Treatment from the View of Traditional Chinese Medical Practice

    Wang, Tangjia

    Pages 35-46

  • Medical Technologies and Universal Ethics in Transcultural Perspective

    Sass, Hans-Martin

    Pages 49-75

  • Brain Death, Pregnancy and Cultural Reluctance Toward Scientific Rationalism

    Bayertz, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 77-95

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioethics and Moral Content: National Traditions of Health Care Morality
Book Subtitle
Papers dedicated in tribute to Kazumasa Hoshino
Editors
  • H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr.
  • L.M. Rasmussen
Series Title
Asian Studies in Bioethics and the Philosophy of Medicine
Series Volume
74
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0902-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0902-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6828-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5658-0
Series ISSN
1566-7219
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 306
Topics