David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Medical Ethics 21 (5):265-269 (1995)
In 1993 The Parliament of the World's Religions produced a declaration known as A Global Ethic which set out fundamental points of agreement on moral tissues between the religions of the world. However, the declaration did not deal explicitly with medical ethics. This article examines Buddhist and Christian perspectives on euthanasia and finds that in spite of their cultural and theological differences both oppose it for broadly similar reasons. Both traditions reject consequentialist patterns of justification and espouse a 'sanctity of life' position which precludes the intentional destruction of human life by act or omission
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Damien Keown (1996). Karma, Character, and Consequentialism. Journal of Religious Ethics 24 (2):329 - 350.
Lynn A. De Silva (1975). The Problem of the Self in Buddhism and Christianity. Study Centre for Religion and Society.
Hazel Biggs (2001). Euthanasia, Death with Dignity, and the Law. Hart Publishing.
Lynken Ghose (2007). Karma and the Possibility of Purification: An Ethical and Psychological Analysis of the Doctrine of Karma in Buddhism. Journal of Religious Ethics 35 (2):259-290.
Zac Alstin (2010). The Inherent Instability of Euthanasia. Bioethics Research Notes 22 (2):15.
John Keown (2002). Euthanasia, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Argument Against Legalisation. Cambridge University Press.
Damien Keown (2005). Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
David VanDrunen (2009). Bioethics and the Christian Life: A Guide to Making Difficult Decisions. Crossway Books.
Damien Keown (2007). Buddhism and Ecology: A Virtue Ethics Approach. Contemporary Buddhism 8 (2):97-112.
Josef Derbolav (1992). Search for a New Humanity: A Dialogue Between Josef Derbolav and Daisaku Ikeda. Weatherhill.
H. V. McLachlan (2010). Assisted Suicide and the Killing of People? Maybe. Physician-Assisted Suicide and the Killing of Patients? No: The Rejection of Shaw's New Perspective on Euthanasia. Journal of Medical Ethics 36 (5):306-309.
Carson Strong (1981). Positive Killing and the Irreversibly Unconscious Patient. Bioethics Quarterly 3 (3-4):190-205.
Added to index2010-09-13
Total downloads68 ( #48,438 of 1,725,835 )
Recent downloads (6 months)55 ( #20,874 of 1,725,835 )
How can I increase my downloads?