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Sirkku Hellsten
University of Helsinki
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    Towards an Alternative Approach to Personhood in the End of Life Questions.Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten - 2000 - 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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    Pluralism in Multicultural Liberal Democracy and the Justification of Female Circumcision.Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten - 1999 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 16 (1):69–83.
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    Communitarianism and Western Thought.Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten - 2001 - 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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    Moral Individualism and the Justification of Liberal Democracy.Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten - 1998 - Ratio Juris 11 (4):320-345.
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    Women's Rights and Reproductive Health Care in a Global Perspective.Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten - 2000 - Journal of Social Philosophy 31 (4):382–390.
  6. Global Bioethics and 'Erroneous Reason': Fallacies Across the Borders.Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten - 2010 - In Matti Häyry (ed.), Arguments and Analysis in Bioethics. Rodopi.
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    Male and Female Circumcision: Medical, Legal and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice. [REVIEW]Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten - 2001 - Journal of Medical Ethics 27 (3):208-209.
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