Embodiment, Morality, and Medicine

Embodiment, Morality, and Medicine

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Embodiment, Morality and Medicine deals with the relevance of `embodiment' to bioethics, considering both the historical development and contemporary perspectives on the mind--body relation. The emphasis of all authors is on the importance of the body in defining personal identity as well as on the role of social context in shaping experience of the body. Among the perspectives considered are Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, and African-American. Feminist concerns are important throughout.Memorial services known as mizuko kuyo thus acknowledge the death of a fetus by induced or spontaneous abortion. ... Mizuko kuyo provides a template for reflection about the ways in which our approaches and responses to abortion in theanbsp;...

Title:Embodiment, Morality, and Medicine
Author: L.S. Cahill, M.A. Farley
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1995-07-31

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