liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Self and other in global bioethics: Critical hermeneutics and the example of different death concepts
Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Health and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2009 (English)In: Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy, ISSN 1386-7423, Vol. 12, no 2, 137-145 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Our approach to global bioethics will depend, among other things, on how we answer the questions whether global bioethics is possible and whether it, if it is possible, is desirable. Our approach to global bioethics will also vary depending on whether we believe that the required bioethical deliberation should take as its principal point of departure that which we have in common or that which we have in common and that on which we differ. The aim of this article is to elaborate a theoretical underpinning for a bioethics that acknowledges the diversity of traditions and experiences without leading to relativism. The theoretical underpinning will be elaborated through an exploration of the concepts of sameness, otherness, self and other, and through a discussion of the conditions for understanding and critical reflection. Furthermore, the article discusses whether the principle of respect for the other as both the same and different can function as the normative core of this global bioethics. The article also discusses the New Jersey Death Definition Law and the Japanese Transplantation Law. These laws are helpful in order to highlight possible implications of the principle of respect for the other as both the same and different. Both of these laws open the door to more than one concept of death within one and the same legal system. Both of them relate preference for a particular concept of death to religious and/or cultural beliefs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 12, no 2, 137-145 p.
Keyword [en]
Culture; Death concepts; Difference; Global bioethics; Hermeneutics; Other; Sameness; Self
National Category
Philosophy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-18757DOI: 10.1007/s11019-009-9186-yOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-18757DiVA: diva2:221321
Note
The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com: Kristin Zeiler, Self and other in global bioethics: Critical hermeneutics and the example of different death concepts, 2009, Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy, (12), 2, 137-145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11019-009-9186-y Copyright: Springer Science Business Media http://www.springerlink.com/ Available from: 2009-07-07 Created: 2009-06-03 Last updated: 2009-09-28Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(306 kB)396 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 306 kBChecksum SHA-512
4eb0c8c898785581f2ea7d18553a26200b2dc5975b10685f374ff74a6eca21f443438f5fc8ec2da138d5fa677de57271820f213da1aca652b2e8d0831f0d2dc1
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Zeiler, Kristin

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Zeiler, Kristin
By organisation
Health and SocietyFaculty of Arts and Sciences
Philosophy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 396 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 113 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf