Embodiment, Morality, and Medicine

Embodiment, Morality, and Medicine

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Embodiment, Morality and Medicine deals with the relevance of `embodiment' to bioethics, considering both the historical development and contemporary perspectives on the mind--body relation. The emphasis of all authors is on the importance of the body in defining personal identity as well as on the role of social context in shaping experience of the body. Among the perspectives considered are Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, and African-American. Feminist concerns are important throughout.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 226 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 14.22mm | 1,140g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1995 ed.
  • XIV, 226 p.
  • 079233342X
  • 9780792333425

Table of contents

Preface; M.A. Farley. Part I: Perspectives on Embodiment. 1. The Body and the Bible: Life in the Flesh According to the Spirit; A. Verhey. 2. Embodiment and Ambivalence: a Jewish Feminist Perspective; J. Plaskow. 3. Islamic Perspectives on the Human Body: Legal, Social and Spiritual Considerations; V.J. Hoffman-Ladd. Part II: Practical Applications. 4. Genetic Research and the Elusive Body; J.F. Keenan S.J. 5. Abortion: Embodiment and Prenatal Development; C.A. Tauer. 6. Ritual Recognition of Abortion: Japanese Budddhist Practices and U.S. Jewish and Christian Proposals; J. O'Connor. 7. Whose Bodies? Which Selves? Appeals to Embodiment in Assessments of Reproductive Technology; P. Lauritzen. 8. Embodiment and Organ Transplants: On Giving and Taking our Bodies More Seriously; P. McCormick. 9. African Americans and Organ Donation: Reflections on Religion, Ethics and Embodiment; C.J. Sanders. 10. The `Fridge': Health Care and the Disembodiment of Women; K. Lebacqz. 11. Marks of the Body: Embodiment and Diminishment; C.S. Campbell. 12. The Body Suffering: Illness and Disability; J.T. Carmody, D.L. Carmody. 13. `Embodiment' as Moral Critique: a Christian Social Perspective; L.S. Cahill. Index.
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About Lisa Sowle Cahill

Margaret A. Farley war Professorin für Sozialethik an der Universität Yale und ist Mitglied des katholischen Ordens der Barmherzigen Schwestern.
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