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Title: Buddhism, euthanasia and the sanctity of life
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: R. W. Perrett


Below is an author abstract of a response article to Damien and John Keown concerning Buddhist and Christian views on medical ethics, published in the same issue of issues of The Journal of Medical Ethics. (See article "Killing, karma and caring : euthanasia in Buddhism and Christianity" by Damien and John Keown) (Zach Rowinski 2005-03-24)

Author's Abstract: Damien and John Keown claim that there is important common ground between Buddhism and Christianity on the issue of euthanasia and that both traditions oppose it for similar reasons in order to espouse a "sanctity of life" position. I argue that the appearance of consensus is partly created by their failure to specify clearly enough certain key notions in the argument: particularly Buddhism, euthanasia and the sanctity of life. Once this is done, the Keown's central claims can be seen to be either false or only restrictedly true.

Publisher Place: London
Publisher: Society for the Study of Medical Ethics
Normalized publisher place: London
Publisher country: United Kingdom
Publisher URL: http://www.bmjpg.com/template.cfm?name=bmjhome
Published Date: 1996-10
Subject: Christianity
Sanctity of life
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Related Humanities -- Ethics -- Buddhist Ethics
Buddhism and Science -- Related Humanities -- Ethics -- Bioethics
Cultural Coverage: Euro-American
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
Language: English
Series 2 editor:
Source URL: http://jme.bmjjournals.com
Source: Journal of medical ethics
Source Editor: J. Savulescu
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 22
Source Number: 5
Source Page Numbers: 309-313
Start Date: 1975
Frequency of publication: Quarterly
Submissions: Guidelines for authors and reviewers.
ISBN/ISSN: 0306-6800
Location and access number: 8910785

Means of availability: Articles from the Journal of medical ethics are available online and in print. See publisher's site or check with library for subscription.

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Resource Type: Article
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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-03-25 14:14:24
Date Last Modified: 2005-12-20 17:36:15
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