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  1. Liquid Life: Abortion and Buddhism in Japan.William R. LaFleur - 1994 - Princeton University Press.
    Why would a country strongly influenced by Buddhism's reverence for life allow legalized, widely used abortion? Equally puzzling to many Westerners is the Japanese practice of mizuko rites, in which the parents of aborted fetuses pray for the well-being of these rejected "lives." In this provocative investigation, William LaFleur examines abortion as a window on the culture and ethics of Japan. At the same time he contributes to the Western debate on abortion, exploring how the Japanese resolve their conflicting emotions (...)
     
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    From Agape to Organs: Religious Difference Between Japan and America in Judging the Ethics of the Transplant.William R. LaFleur - 2002 - Zygon 37 (3):623-642.
    This essay argues that Japan's resistance to the practice of transplanting organs from persons deemed “brain dead” may not be the result, as some claim, of that society's religions being not yet sufficiently expressive of love and altruism. The violence to the body necessary for the excision of transplantable organs seems to have been made acceptable to American Christians at a unique historical “window of opportunity” for acceptance of that new form of medical technology. Traditional reserve about corpse mutilation had (...)
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  3. Contestation and Consensus: The Morality of Abortion in Japan.William R. LaFleur - 1990 - Philosophy East and West 40 (4):529-542.
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    The Karma of Words: Buddhism and the Literary Arts in Medieval Japan.William R. Lafleur - 1985 - Philosophy East and West 35 (3):319-320.
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    More Information, Broader Dissent on Informed Consent.William R. LaFleur - 2006 - American Journal of Bioethics 6 (1):15 – 16.
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    Buddhist Emptiness in the Ethics and Aesthetics of Watsuji Tetsurō.William R. Lafleur - 1978 - Religious Studies 14 (2):237 - 250.
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    Dogen/Heidegger/Dogen: A Review of "Dogen Studies" and "Existential and Ontological Dimensions of Time in Heidegger and Dogen"Dogen StudiesExistential and Ontological Dimensions of Time in Heidegger and Dogen. [REVIEW]Graham Parkes, William R. LaFleur & Steven Heine - 1987 - Philosophy East and West 37 (4):437.
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  8. Response to Steven Heine's Review of "the Karma of Words".William R. LaFleur - 1986 - Philosophy East and West 36 (3):285.
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    Biddhist Emptiness in the Ethics and Aesthetics of Watsuji Tetsurō*: WILLIAM R. LAFLEUR.William R. Lafleur - 1978 - Religious Studies 14 (2):237-250.
    During the past few decades a growing interest in what is often called the ‘Kyoto School’ of philosophy has evidenced itself here and there in the West, especially in discussions of comparative religious thought and in the pages of journals which are sensitive, in the post-colonial world, to the value of giving attention to contemporary thought that originates outside the Anglo-American and continental contexts. What has made the so-called Kyoto School especially interesting is the fact that those thinkers identified with (...)
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    Enhancement and Desire: Japanese Qualms About Where Biotechnology is Taking Us.William R. LaFleur - 2008 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 36 (1):65-72.
    Japan's Buddhists view bodily enhancement neither negatively in terms of sin nor positively as repairing the world. They prefer prudence, however, due to the fact that human desires will be enflamed by proffered new biotechnologies and ironically increase psychosocial dissatisfaction. In spite of great pressures for bodily enhancements within in East Asian societies, bioethicists issue strong cautions.
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    Enhancement and Desire: Japanese Qualms About Where Biotechnology is Taking Us.William R. LaFleur - 2008 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 36 (1):65-72.
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    Silences and Censures: Abortion, History, and Buddhism in Japan: A Rejoinder to George Tanabe.William R. LaFleur - 1995 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 22 (1/2):185-196.
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    Review of Reconfiguring Modernity: Concepts of Nature in Japanese Political Ideology by Julia Adeney Thomas. [REVIEW]William R. LaFleur - 2006 - Philosophy East and West 56 (1):172-178.
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    Reasons for the Rubble: Watsuji Tetsuro's Position in Japan's Postwar Debate About Rationality.William R. LaFleur - 2001 - Philosophy East and West 51 (1):1-25.
    A reassessment of Watsuji Tetsurō is undertaken by bringing his changing view of the importance of Francis Bacon to bear on his understanding of the role of "rationality" in Japanese life. This reflection will enable an exploration of the relevance of the modernity / postmodernity distinction for modern Japanese philosophy.
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    Unconventional Guest: Masao Abe's Dialogue with the American Academy.William R. LaFleur - 2008 - Buddhist-Christian Studies 28:127-130.
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  16. Dōgen Studies.William R. Lafleur & Steven Heine - 1987 - Philosophy East and West 37 (4):437-454.
     
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    Flowing Traces: Buddhism in the Literary and Visual Arts of Japan.Masatoshi Nagatomi, William R. LaFleur & James H. Sanford - 1993 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 20:73-77.
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    Buddhism: A Cultural Perspective.William R. Lafleur - 1989 - Philosophy East and West 39 (4):509-511.
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    D Uring Recent Years.William R. LaFleur - 2009 - In Vardit Ravitsky, Autumn Fiester & Arthur L. Caplan (eds.), The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics. Springer Publishing Company. pp. 271.
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  20. Ludicrous Professionals : Physicians and Priests in Japanese Senryû.William R. LaFleur - 2010 - In Hans-Georg Moeller & Günter Wohlfart (eds.), Laughter in Eastern and Western Philosophies: Proceedings of the Académie du Midi. Verlag Karl Alber.
     
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  21. John F. Haught in Search of a God for Evolution: Paul Tillich and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Edward L. Schoen Clocks, God, and Scientific Realism Michael Ruse Robert Boyle and the Machine Metaphor Human Meaning in a Technological Culture.Thomas Rockwell, William R. LaFleur, Willem B. Drees, Philip Hefner, Rustum Roy, John A. Teske, Human Relationships Cyberpsychology & Terence L. Nichols Why Miracles - 2002 - Zygon 37 (3-4):768.