Varieties of Ethical Reflection: New Directions for Ethics in a Global Context

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Michael Barnhart
Lexington Books, 2002 - 347 Seiten
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.
 

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SelfFulfillment Through Selflessness The Moral Teachings of the Daode Jing
21
Ethical Insights from Chu Hsi
49
Concrete Ethics in a Comparative Perspective Zhuangzi Meets William James
67
Preparing for Something that Never Happens The MeansEnds Problem in Modern Culture
93
Ethics in Cultural Context Variety or Relativism?
117
Pluralism in Practice Incommensurability and Constraints on Change in Ethical Discourses
119
The Moral Interpretation of Culture
139
Ethics in a Diverse World of Conflict Gender Law and Medicine
173
Human Rights Law Religion and the Gendered Moral Order
203
The Enlightenment Paradigm of Native Right and Forged Hybridity of Cultural Rights in British India
235
Suicide Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia A Buddhist Perspective
263
In Extremis Abortion and Assisted Suicide from a Buddhist Perspective
283
Good Clinical Practice? Can East Asia Accommodate Western Standards?
317
Selected Bibliography
329
Index
337
About the Contributors
345

Ethics in the Female Voice Murasaki Shikibu and the Framing of Ethics for Japan
175

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Über den Autor (2002)

Michael Barnhart is Associate Professor of Philosophy at CUNY-Kingsborough Community College.

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