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Hong Kong Baptist University

生命倫理學

2010

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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 ...