Cross-Cultural Issues in Bioethics.
The Example of Human Cloning.
ROETZ, Heiner (Ed.)
Amsterdam/New York, NY, 2006, XX, 469 pp.
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Human cloning is a main focus of current bioethical discussion. Involving the self-understanding of the human species, it has become one of the most debated topics in biomedical ethics, not only on the national, but also on the international level.
This book brings together articles by bioethicists from several countries who address questions of human cloning within the context of different cultural, religious and regional settings against the background of globalizing biotechnology. It explores on a cross-cultural level the problems and opportunities of global bioethics.
Heiner ROETZ: Introduction
Masahiro MORIOKA: The Ethics of Human Cloning and the Sprouts of Human Life
Robert HORRES, Hans Dieter ÖLSCHLEGER, Christian STEINECK: Cloning in Japan: Public Opinion, Expert Counselling, and Bioethical Reasoning
Qiu RENZONG: Cloning Issues in China
Ole DÖRING: Culture and Bioethics in the Debate on the Ethics of Human Cloning in China
Gerhold BECKER: Chinese Ethics and Human Cloning: A View from Hong Kong
Chin KYO-HUN: Current Debates on ‘Human Cloning’ in Korea
Marion EGGERT, Phillan JOUNG: The Cloning Debate in South Korea
Jens SCHLIETER: Some Observations on Buddhist Thoughts on Human Cloning
Pinit RATANAKUL: Human Cloning: Thai Buddhist Perspectives
Siti Nurani MOHD NOR: The Ethics of Human Cloning. With Reference to the Malaysian Bioethical Discourse
Heinz Werner WESSLER: The Charm of Biotechnology: Human Cloning and Hindu Bioethics in Perspective
Abdulaziz SACHEDINA: Cultural and Religious in Islamic Biomedicine: The Case of Human Cloning
Thomas EICH: The Debate about Human Cloning Among Muslim Religious Scholars since 1997
Y. Michael BARILAN: The Debate on Human Cloning: Some Contributions from the Jewish Tradition
Christofer FREY: Bioethics in the Perspective of Universalization
Nigel M. de S. CAMERON: The American Debate on Human Cloning
Thomas Sören HOFFMANN: Primordial Ownership versus Dispossession of the Body. A Contribution to the Problem of Cloning from the Perspective of Classical European Philosophy of Law
Ilhan ILKILIC: Human Cloning as a Challenge to Traditional Health Care Cultures
Hans-Martin SASS: Let Probands and Patients Decide About Moral Risk in Stem Cell Research and Medical Treatment
Florian BRAUNE, Nikola BILLER-ANDORNO, Claudia WIESEMANN: Human Reproductive Cloning: A Test Case for Individual Rights?
Nikola BILLER-ANDORNO: Epilogue: Cross-Cultural Discourse in Bioethics: It's a Small World After All
Notes on Contributors
Heiner Roetz is professor for Chinese History and Philosophy at the Ruhr-University Bochum /Germany. He is the speaker of the research group "Culture-Transcending Bioethics" funded by the German Research Foundation.