Everyday Bioethics: Reflections on Bioethical Choices in Daily Life

1st Edition

Giovanni Berlinguer

Published June 15, 2003
Reference - 172 Pages
ISBN 9780895032317 - CAT# Y316687
Series: Policy, Politics, Health and Medicine Series

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"Everyday Bioethics" suggests a new perspective on the relationships between science, ethics and society. It is based upon the distinction and integration of two fields: the frontier bioethics, which examines the new development of biomedicine; and the bioethics of everyday life, which concerns all people around the world. Indeed, moral reflection on birth, human bodies, jobs, the gender and class relations, diseases and the treatment of the sick, death, the interdependence of human beings and other living creatures, has a long history, as long as that of mankind itself. The ideas and values that daily permeate the minds and behaviors of all human beings in these fields deserve the greatest attention, and are increasingly influenced by the progress of science and technology.


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