Philosophy and Medicine

Ethos, Bioethics, and Sexual Ethics in Work and Reception of the Anatomist Niels Stensen (1638-1686)

Circulation of Love

Authors: Sobiech, Frank

  • Covers the complete scientific and theological works of the Danish anatomist Niels Stensen (1638-1686)
  • Both an intellectual biography, and a reconstruction of Stensen’s thought on a number of bioethical topics
  • Focuses on ethical questions – some of them still relevant today – raised by research into human reproduction and embryology in the 17th and 18th centuries
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This book offers a unique and comprehensive outline of the ethos, the bioethics and the sexual ethics of the renowned anatomist and founder of modern geology, Niels Stensen (1638-1686). It tells the story of a student who is forced to defend himself against his professor who tries to plagiarize his first discovery, the “Ductus Stenonis”: the first performance test for the young researcher. The focal points are questions of bioethics, especially with regard to human reproduction, sexual ethics, the beginning of life and the ensoulment of the embryo, together with frontiers of pastoral care. The book delineates Stensen’s ethos as well as its medico-ethical and theological implications and reception by researchers and physicians from the 17th century until today, and asks about his lasting significance. Despite dating back more than 300 years, Stensen’s character and his work offer up surprisingly topical answers to current questions on the nature of professional ethics in medical science and practice. Furthermore, “Ethos, Bioethics, and Sexual Ethics in Work and Reception of the Anatomist Niels Stensen (1638-1686): Circulation of Love” is the first academic book on bioethics and sexual ethics with a foreword by the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. A fascinating book for bioethicists, physicians, members of health professions, scientists, and theologians.

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Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Basic Premises

    Sobiech, Frank

    Pages 1-37

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  • Ethos and Bioethics of the Anatomist Niels Stensen

    Sobiech, Frank

    Pages 39-153

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  • Niels Stensen’s Character Sketch in History (Seventeenth to Twenty-First Century)

    Sobiech, Frank

    Pages 155-183

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  • Niels Stensen’s Lasting Significance

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    Pages 185-197

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32912-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32911-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethos, Bioethics, and Sexual Ethics in Work and Reception of the Anatomist Niels Stensen (1638-1686)
Book Subtitle
Circulation of Love
Authors
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
117
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32912-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32912-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32911-6
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 257
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