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TitleEmbodiment, Morality, and Medicine [electronic resource] / edited by Lisa Sowle Cahill, Margaret A. Farley
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1995
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Descript XIV, 226 p. online resource


Embodiment, Morality and Medicine deals with the relevance of èmbodiment' 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


I: Perspectives on Embodiment -- The Body and the Bible: Life in the Flesh According to the Spirit -- Embodiment and Ambivalence: A Jewish Feminist Perspective -- Islamic Perspectives on the Human Body: Legal, Social and Spiritual Considerations -- II: Practical Applications -- Genetic Research and the Elusive Body -- Abortion: Embodiment and Prenatal Development -- Ritual Recognition of Abortion: Japanese Buddhist Practices and U.S. Jewish and Christian Proposals -- Whose Bodies? Which Selves? Appeals to Embodiment in Assessments of Reproductive Technology -- Embodiment and Organ Transplants: On Giving and Taking Our Bodies More Seriously -- African Americans and Organ Donation: Reflections on Religion, Ethics and Embodiment -- The โ{128}{156}Fridgeโ{128}{157}: Health Care and the Disembodiment of Women -- Marks of the Body: Embodiment and Diminishment -- The Body Suffering: Illness and Disability -- โ{128}{156}Embodimentโ{128}{157} and Moral Critique: A Christian Social Perspective -- Notes on Contributors

Philosophy Ethics Philosophy of mind Religion -- Philosophy Philosophy Ethics Philosophy of Mind Philosophy of Religion


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