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Philosophy and Medicine

Sanctity of Life and Human Dignity

Editors: Bayertz, Kurt (Ed.)

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`Sanctity of life' and `human dignity' are two bioethical concepts that play an important role in bioethical discussions. Despite their separate history and content, they have similar functions in these discussions. In many cases they are used to bring a difficult or controversial debate to an end. They serve as unquestionable cornerstones of morality, as rocks able to weather the storms of moral pluralism. This book provides the reader with analyses of these two concepts from different philosophical, professional and cultural points of view. Sanctity of Life and Human Dignity presents a comparative analysis of both concepts.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • The Concept of Sanctity of Life and Its Use in Contemporary Bioethical Discussion

    Pages 1-18

    Keenan, James F., S.J

  • Sanctity of Life, Voluntary Euthanasia and the Dutch Experience: Some Implications for Public Policy

    Pages 19-37

    Kuhse, Helga

  • Value of Life Vs. Sanctity of Life — Outlines of a Bioethics That does without the Concept of Menschenwürde

    Pages 39-55

    Lenzen, Wolfgang

  • Sanctity of Life and Human Dignity at the Bedside

    Pages 57-71

    Wear, Stephen

  • Human Dignity: Philosophical Origin and Scientific Erosion of an Idea

    Pages 73-90

    Bayertz, Kurt

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sanctity of Life and Human Dignity
Editors
  • Kurt Bayertz
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
52
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1590-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1590-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3739-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7212-0
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 320
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