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安樂死

2009

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安樂死:一種儒家倫理之考量, Jun Li Jan 2009

安樂死:一種儒家倫理之考量, Jun Li

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

This essay reexamines the issue of euthanasia from the perspective of Confucian ethics. The author, as a Confucian scholar, responds to and analyzes the ethical challenge posed by euthanasia. In this way, the essay constitutes a preliminary attempt to establish a Confucian understanding of and attitude towards euthanasia.

Confucians generally see death as the end of life in this world, leaving open the question of the immortality of the soul or the resurrection of the body. This view differs little from that generally held in the secularized modern world and seems close to a pro-euthanasia position, making Confucianism different from ...