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中國生命倫理學

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從莊子生命哲學到生命倫理學四原則的互補整合, Yunzhang Liu, Jinping Zhao, Jia Xie Jan 2010

從莊子生命哲學到生命倫理學四原則的互補整合, Yunzhang Liu, Jinping Zhao, Jia Xie

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

The four-principles approach to bioethics developed by Beauchamp and Childress in Principles of Biomedical Ethics is no doubt the most well known and influential example in the West of principle-based approaches to resolve ethical issues. The four principles are autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, and justice. This essay explores whether the four principles can be considered a universal core of morality that can be used in China to deal with current bioethical issues. It argues that although the four principles provide general guidelines, their implementation is much more complex. This essay attempts to show that Daoist thought, particularly Zhuangzi’s philosophy of ...


儒道與生命倫理, Sen Pei Jan 2010

儒道與生命倫理, Sen Pei

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

In this essay, I begin by addressing H. Tristram Engelhardt’s argument of the breakdown of the traditional consensus on moral and religious good. Engelhardt maintains that in the post-modern age, the possibility of constructing a full account of human good is almost impossible. People from different groups and communities engage with one another as moral strangers who need to negotiate moral arrangements. These negotiations are governed by the principle of autonomy, or the “principle of permission.” I contend that Engelhardt’s argument is also relevant in China, although from a different perspective. The traditional distinctions used to distinguish moral ...


從中國生命倫理學到複製人類的道德問題--一個方法學上的省思, Jonathan Chan Jan 1998

從中國生命倫理學到複製人類的道德問題--一個方法學上的省思, Jonathan Chan

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

This paper aims to tell a story about Chinese bioethics that appears to be attractive. The crux of it is to show how to work out a Chinese bioethics which is able to retain enough essential elements of Chinese philosophy and at the same time to provide guidance and advice rationally acceptable to the citizens of a constitutional democratic society as to bioethical issues. The crucial part of the story is to exhibit a methodological framework for such Chinese bioethics. I shall take up this job in the first part of this paper. In the second part of this paper ...