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TitleThe moral status of persons : perspectives on bioethics / edited by Gerhold K. Becker
Imprint Amsterdam - Atlanta : odopi, c2000
Descript vi, 245 p. ; 22 cm


Foundations of personhood -- Can we have a general conception of personhood in bioethics? -- Are all human beings persons? -- Personal identity as basis for autonomy -- Eastern perspectives on personhood -- Why Chinese thought is not individualistic: Answer 1 of n -- Jen and perichoresis: The confucian and Christian bases of the relational person -- We-consciousness and terminal patients: Some biomedical reflections on Japanese civil religion -- Reshaping the concept of personhood: A Chinese perspective -- Theological perspectives -- "Made in the image and likeness of God": The concept of the person in Catholic social teaching and its implications for health are policy -- "The worth of a person" - A speciesist prejudice? Theological comments on the current controversy over bioethical concepts -- Boundaries of personhood in health care and research -- Gene therapy and personal identity -- Human cloning, harm, and personal identity -- Brain injury, brain degeneration, and loss of personhood -- Using and benefitting animals

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