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Hong Kong Baptist University

生命倫理學

2012

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走向中國生命倫理學——重審後基礎之醫學道德, H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr. Jan 2012

走向中國生命倫理學——重審後基礎之醫學道德, H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr.

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

Unnoticed by many bioethicists, the very foundations of the dominant Western secular morality, and by extension the foundations of the dominant secular bioethics of the West, have been brought into question. After Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) and in the light of arguments by philosophers from G.W.F. Hegel (1770-1831) to Richard Rorty (1931-2007) and Gianni Vattimo (1936-), it has become ever clearer that neither the content of the dominant Western secular morality nor the content of the dominant Western bioethics can be secured as canonical through sound rational argument. Western secular morality and Western secular bioethics have become foundationless. They ...


生命倫理基礎的形成——從中國醫療衛生體制改革的歷史進程看, Lin Bian Jan 2012

生命倫理基礎的形成——從中國醫療衛生體制改革的歷史進程看, Lin Bian

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

Medical and healthcare reform in China over the past three decades has faced various challenges, one of which has been the lack of an ethical spirit in public life. The old moral foundation has collapsed and a new ethical system has not been established. It follows that neither the validity of reform nor public policies derived from that reform have a solid moral and ethical foundation. As the government seeks an effective way of reshaping the national healthcare system in terms of quality and accessibility to keep pace with rapid socio-political and economic transformation, it has to deal with various ...


以儒家中庸思想探討生命倫理學基本理論和原則, Hongxia Wang Jan 2012

以儒家中庸思想探討生命倫理學基本理論和原則, Hongxia Wang

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

This essay explores the doctrine of the mean as the key concept in Confucian thought and practice, contending that it has both general and specific dimensions as it recognizes the absoluteness of moral and ethical principles while acknowledging the importance of relativity in concrete situations when those principles are used. The notion of the “mean” is thus not merely a moral virtue that enables the avoidance of extremes; rather, it is utilitarian because it looks for goodness and effectiveness.

This essay points out that the Confucian notion of the mean can be applied to a wide range of bioethical issues ...


人性、人格與幹細胞研究, Yuanyuan Liang Jan 2012

人性、人格與幹細胞研究, Yuanyuan Liang

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

Despite stem cell researchers receiving the 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent, stem cell research is still controversial in bio-medical debates. Stem cells have undoubted medical potential in areas such as repairing aging and injured tissues and organs, but stem-cell research involves the creation, use, and destruction of human embryos. That leads to the question of whether embryonic stem cells have moral status and what it means to be human.

This essay explores how new stem cell technology will drastically change the way we define humans and human relationships. We ...