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Profile: Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten (University of Helsinki)
  1. Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten (2010). Global Bioethics and 'Erroneous Reason': Fallacies Across the Borders. In Matti Häyry (ed.), Arguments and Analysis in Bioethics. Rodopi.
     
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  2. Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten (2001). Communitarianism and Western Thought. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 11:141-151.
    Within the Western tradition we can find important and interesting philosophical differences between the continental European and the Anglo-American ethical and political outlooks towards biotechnology. The Anglo-American attitude appears based on naturalistic and empiricist views, while continental European viewpoints are built on idealistic liberal humanism. A Northern European view integrates both of the above-mentioned liberal traditions. The main problem is that although these different outlooks can be said to be liberal in their common promotion of equality, autonomy, and individual rights, (...)
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  3. Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten (2001). Male and Female Circumcision: Medical, Legal and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice Edited by George C Denniston, Frederick Mansfield Hodges and Marilyn Fayre Milos, New York, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 1999, 547 Pages, US $155.00. [REVIEW] Journal of Medical Ethics 27 (3):208-209.
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  4. Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten (2000). Towards an Alternative Approach to Personhood in the End of Life Questions. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 21 (6):515-536.
    Within the Western bioethical framework, we make adistinction between two dominant interpretations of the meaning of moral personhood: thenaturalist and the humanist one. While both interpretations of moral personhood claim topromote individual autonomy and rights, they end up with very different normativeviews on the practical and legal measures needed to realize these values in every daylife. Particularly when we talk about the end of life issues it appears that in general thearguments for euthanasia are drawn from the naturalist interpretation of (...)
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  5. Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten (2000). Women's Rights and Reproductive Health Care in a Global Perspective. Journal of Social Philosophy 31 (4):382–390.
  6. Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten (1999). Pluralism in Multicultural Liberal Democracy and the Justification of Female Circumcision. Journal of Applied Philosophy 16 (1):69–83.
  7. Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten (1998). Moral Individualism and the Justification of Liberal Democracy. Ratio Juris 11 (4):320-345.
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