• Title: Buddhism and Bioethics
  • Author: Damien Keown
  • ISBN: 9780333912805
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Paperback
  • Buddhism and Bioethics This book discusses contemporary issues in medical ethics from a Buddhist perspective Drawing on ancient and modern sources Damien Keown shows how Buddhist ethical principles can be applied consisten
    This book discusses contemporary issues in medical ethics from a Buddhist perspective Drawing on ancient and modern sources, Damien Keown shows how Buddhist ethical principles can be applied consistently to a range of bioethical problems, including abortion, embryo research, and euthanasia.

    One Reply to “Buddhism and Bioethics”

    1. Covered this book in a Bioethics class. Keown's approach is very helpful where it differentiates between care and treatment. His further breakdown of treatment into ordinary and extraordinary measures is less helpful. Keown runs into some problems in the withholding treatment chapters when he classifies vinnana as consciousness, against his own advice from an earlier chapter, and he seems to substitute prana for vinnana. Additionally, the abortion chapter stunningly fails to even mention common [...]

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