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Chinese Ethics In A Global Context

Author : Karl-Heinz Pohl
ISBN : 9004128123
Genre : Ethics
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This book discusses Chinese and Western views of ethics in the areas of modernization, politics, education, and religion, with a particular focus on the question of the moral traditions in the context of social transformation in China today.
Category: Ethics

Varieties Of Ethical Reflection

Author : Michael Barnhart
ISBN : 0739104438
Genre : Philosophy
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Varieties of Ethical Reflection brings together new cultural and religious perspectives--drawn from non-Western, primarily Asian, philosophical sources--to globalize the contemporary discussion of theoretical and applied ethics. The work pushes ethics beyond a Western philosophical tradition tending toward universalism to infuse and broaden modern ethical theory with relativistic Asian ethical principles. The contributors introduce multicultural concepts and ideas from the Chinese Taoist, Confucian and Neo-Confucian, Indian and East Asian Buddhist, and Hindu traditions, focusing on such areas of moral controversy as the clash between women's rights and culture; universal human rights; abortion and euthanasia in a non-Western setting; and the standardization of medical practice across cultures.
Category: Philosophy

Chinese Thought In A Global Context

Author : Karl-Heinz Pohl
ISBN : 9004114262
Genre : Social Science
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This book contains the papers of a symposium on the Chinese and Western cultural traditions, with topics ranging from questions of cross-cultural hermeneutics to politics, ethical values and aesthetics.
Category: Social Science

Partitur Des Lebens

Author : Martin Lehnert
ISBN : 303910408X
Genre : Ethics
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Unter den Moraltraktaten aus der spaten Ming-Zeit zahlen die "Liaofan si xun" von Yuan Huang (1533-1606) zu jenen -Ratgebern- fur rechte Lebensfuhrung, die sich durch einen systematischen Ansatz auszeichnen: Vor dem Hintergrund okonomischer und sozialer Krisen, die den Untergang des Ming-Reiches einlauteten, entwirft er eine Kasuistik altruistischer Praxis von bekenntnishaftem Charakter. Personlicher Status, Ambitionen, Moralitat und karmische Vergeltung - dies sind Topoi der Kasuistik von Yuan Huang. Der Schlussel zu ihrem Verstandnis ist ein dunkles Zitat aus dem konfuzianischen Klassiker "Menzius": -Wenn der Konig nur wirklich die Musik recht liebt, so kann aus dem Staat Qi noch etwas werden.- Der Autor prasentiert mit den hier erstmals vollstandig ins Deutsche ubersetzten und ausfuhrlich kommentierten "Liaofan si xun" ein herausragendes Beispiel mingzeitlicher Gluckseligkeitslehren. Kategorien von universaler Harmonie und Moralpragmatik werden ebenso behandelt wie soziale, politische und religiose Kontexte von Yuan Huangs Werk."
Category: Ethics

Genetics And Ethics In Global Perspective

Author : Dorothy C. Wertz
ISBN : 9789400709812
Genre : Medical
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Dorothy Wertz and John Fletcher pioneered the first international study of ethical and social issues in genetics in 18 nations. This book reports and discusses their second and more representative study in 36 nations. The survey focused on actual situations that occur in the practice of medical genetics, presented as case vignettes that can also be used in teaching and policy discussion. Among the issues discussed are privacy, prenatal diagnosis, patient autonomy, directiveness in counseling, sex selection, forensic DNA banking, "genetic discrimination," and "eugenics". This is Dorothy Wertz's final book, as she died in April, 2003. It is a one of a kind cross-cultural study of complex ethical issues in the uses of genetic information. No one else has attempted to look at the international aspects of medical genetics on such a broad scale. The results provide a resource for discussion both within and among nations. Much bioethical and policy discussion now occurs in an information vacuum. The survey showed that what people would do, and their reasons for doing it, differed considerably from what ethicists think they "should" do. Many will be surprised at the results, especially in nations where bioethical discussion is just beginning. Genetics and Ethics in Global Perspective is of interest to medical geneticists, genetic counselors, social scientists and anthropologists who study cross-cultural issues, bioethicists and bioethics centers and health policy makers.
Category: Medical

The Irish Asia Strategy And Its China Relations

Author : Hong Fan
ISBN : 9783867418959
Genre : Social Science
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Asian studies – as basically all efforts to engage in inter-culturally – is caught in producing and reproducing prejudices on the one hand and denying differences and specificities on the other. In particular in academic studies and teaching the challenge is to overcome this apparent dichotomy and the task is to establish understanding without prejudice of what Asia really was and is. The extensive range of topics and views in this volume challenge a mode of globalisation that simply overthrows national traditions by a Darwinian-kind of rule of the survival of the strongest, the fittest will actually be the one who is well capable to manage difference by understanding them in a historical context and acknowledge them as part of something new that is emerging in front of our eyes. This book will stimulate further research and debate within and without the boundaries of Asian Studies.
Category: Social Science

Bioethics Education In A Global Perspective

Author : Henk A.M.J. ten Have
ISBN : 9789401792325
Genre : Philosophy
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This book critically analyses experiences with bioethics education in various countries across the world and identifies common challenges and interests. It presents ethics teaching experiences in nine different countries and the basic question of the goals of bioethics education. It addresses bioethics education in resource-poor countries, as the conditions and facilities are widely different and set limits and provide challenges to bioethics educators. Further, the question of how bioethics education can be improved is explored by the contributors. Despite the volume of journal publications agreement on bioethics education is rather limited. There are only few examples of core curricula, demonstrating consensus on the contents, goals, methods and assessment of teaching programs. We need ask: How can agreement on the best modalities of bioethics education be promoted?.
Category: Philosophy

Rituals Of Recruitment In Tang China

Author : Oliver J. Moore
ISBN : 9789004139374
Genre : Study Aids
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This study analyzes records of annual ritual performances in order to trace the emergence of the culture of civil service examination recruitment in its social and political contexts during China's Tang dynasty (618-907).
Category: Study Aids

Science And Technology Governance And Ethics

Author : Miltos Ladikas
ISBN : 9783319146935
Genre : Science
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This book analyzes the possibilities for effective global governance of science in Europe, India and China. Authors from the three regions join forces to explore how ethical concerns over new technologies can be incorporated into global science and technology policies. The first chapter introduces the topic, offering a global perspective on embedding ethics in science and technology policy. Chapter Two compares the institutionalization of ethical debates in science, technology and innovation policy in three important regions: Europe, India and China. The third chapter explores public perceptions of science and technology in these same three regions. Chapter Four discusses public engagement in the governance of science and technology, and Chapter Five reviews science and technology governance and European values. The sixth chapter describes and analyzes values demonstrated in the constitution of the People’s Republic of China. Chapter Seven describes emerging evidence from India on the uses of science and technology for socio-economic development, and the quest for inclusive growth. In Chapter Eight, the authors propose a comparative framework for studying global ethics in science and technology. The following three chapters offer case studies and analysis of three emerging industries in India, China and Europe: new food technologies, nanotechnology and synthetic biology. Chapter 12 gathers all these threads for a comprehensive discussion on incorporating ethics into science and technology policy. The analysis is undertaken against the backdrop of different value systems and varying levels of public perception of risks and benefits. The book introduces a common analytical framework for the comparative discussion of ethics at the international level. The authors offer policy recommendations for effective collaboration among the three regions, to promote responsible governance in science and technology and a common analytical perspective in ethics.
Category: Science

Comparative Law In A Global Context

Author : Werner F. Menski
ISBN : 9781139452717
Genre : Law
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Now in its second edition, this textbook presents a critical rethinking of the study of comparative law and legal theory in a globalising world, and proposes an alternative model. It highlights the inadequacies of current Western theoretical approaches in comparative law, international law, legal theory and jurisprudence, especially for studying Asian and African laws, arguing that they are too parochial and eurocentric to meet global challenges. Menski argues for combining modern natural law theories with positivist and socio-legal traditions, building an interactive, triangular concept of legal pluralism. Advocated as the fourth major approach to legal theory, this model is applied in analysing the historical and conceptual development of Hindu law, Muslim law, African laws and Chinese law.
Category: Law