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Thomistic principles and bioethics, Jason T. Eberl

Alongside a revival of interest in Thomism in philosophy, scholars have realised its relevance when addressing certain contemporary issues in bioethics. This book offers a rigorous interpretation of Aquinas's metaphysics and ethical thought, and highlights its significance to questions in bioethics. Jason T. Eberl applies Aquinas's views on the seminal topics of human nature and morality to key questions in bioethics at the margins of human life - questions which are currently contested in the academia, politics and the media such as: When does a human person's life be
Table Of Contents
Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Aquinas's works and abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Aquinas's account of human nature and natural law theory; 2. The beginning of a human person's life; 3. The end of a human person's life; 4. Issues at the beginning of human life: Abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and cloning; 5. Issues at the end of human life: PVS patients, euthanasia, and organ donation; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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non fiction
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1 online resource (169 p.)
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