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The Role and Influence of Religions in Bioethics

ContributorsMuller, Denis
Published inGlobal Bioethics: Issues of Conscience for the 21st Century, Editors Ronald M. Green, Aine Donovan, and Steven A. Jauss, p. 279-294
PublisherOxford : Oxford University Press
Publication date2008

This chapter shows how important are the themes of religions in the scientifical and public discussion in bioethics. Religions are not to be be taken here as direct proposals of faith or belief but as rational and symbolical contributions in the open discussion et for concrete decisions in applied ethics. Examples like organ transplantations offer good tests for such a theory.

  • Religions
  • Ethics
  • Transplantation
  • Gift
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
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MULLER, Denis. The Role and Influence of Religions in Bioethics. In: Global Bioethics: Issues of Conscience for the 21st Century. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008. p. 279–294.
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