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Advancing Global Bioethics

Dealing with Bioethical Issues in a Globalized World

Normativity in Bioethics

Editors: Gielen, Joris (Ed.)

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  • The first book to offer a truly multidimensional analysis of the problems challenging normative bioethics in a globalized world
  • Brings together a group of bioethicists coming from various cultural and religious backgrounds and from various branches, such as religious ethics, global bioethics, empirical ethics, and research ethics
  • Presents insightful global and interdisciplinary exploration of bioethical issues as well as promising solutions
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This book addresses the complexity of talking about normativity in bioethics within the context of contemporary multicultural and multi-religious society. It offers original contributions by specialists in bioethics exploring new ways of understanding normativity in bioethics. In bioethical publications and debates, the concept of normativity is often used without consideration of the difficulties surrounding it, whereas there are many competing claims for normativity within bioethics. Examples of such competing normative bioethical discourses can be perceived in variations and differences in bioethical arguments within individual religions, and the opposition between bioethical arguments from specific religions and arguments from bioethicists who do not claim religious allegiance. We also cannot merely assume that a Western understanding of normative bioethics will be unproblematic in bioethics in non-Western cultures and religions. Through an analysis of normativity in Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Jewish bioethics, the book creates awareness of the complexity of normativity in bioethics. The book also covers normative bioethics outside an explicitly religiously committed context, and specific attention is paid to bioethics as an interdisciplinary endeavor. It reveals how normativity relates to empirical and global bioethics, which challenges it faces in bioethics in secular pluralistic society, and how to overcome these. By doing that, this book fills an important gap in bioethics literature.

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Joris Gielen is director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He studied history, religious studies and theology at University of Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium) and Indian philosophy at Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi, India). In his research, he focuses on religion, spirituality and ethics in palliative care from a global perspective. He has conducted research projects in Belgium, the US, and India. A special area of interest is the role of religion in the experiences of patients, their family members, physicians and nurses in palliative care in North India and how religion and spirituality influence medical decision-making.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dealing with Bioethical Issues in a Globalized World
Book Subtitle
Normativity in Bioethics
Editors
  • Joris Gielen
Series Title
Advancing Global Bioethics
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30432-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30432-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-30431-7
Series ISSN
2212-652X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 209
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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