Japanese and Western Bioethics

Studies in Moral Diversity

  • Kazumasa Hoshino

Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 54)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Japanese and Western Bioethics: Studies in Moral Diversity

    1. H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr.
      Pages 1-10
  3. Ethical Universality and Cultural Particularity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Kazumasa Hoshino
      Pages 13-23
    3. Tom L. Beauchamp
      Pages 25-47
    4. Joy Hinson Penticuff
      Pages 49-60
  4. Traditions, Authorities and Ambiguities

  5. Death, Life, and Well-Being

  6. The Human Genome: Taboos and Moral Intuitions

  7. Cross Cultural Diversity and Post-Traditional Morality

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 225-247

About this book


The editors of the Philosophy and Medicine series recognize with grat­ itude the foresight, understanding, hard labor, and patience of Prof. Kazumasa Hoshino. It is his perseverance that has made this volume a reality. It was his faith in ideas that brought together a cluster of scholars in Tokyo on September 2-4, 1994, at Sophia University for a U. S. -J apan Bioethics Congress. With the support of the Foundation for Advance­ ment of International Science, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, the Foundation of Thanatology, the Japanese Center for Quality of Life Studies, and Sophia University, scholars from Canada, Germany, Japan, and the United States were able to explore the differ­ ences and similarities in their approaches to bioethics and health care policy. That conference first produced a volume through Shibunkaku Publishers of Kyoto that appeared in 1995 in J apanese: The Dignity of Death, edited by Kazumasa Hoshino. Selections from those materials have been reworked for an English audience and now appear, along with new essays, in this volume. The field of comparative bioethics is only in its infancy. We are deeply grateful to Prof. Kazumasa Hoshino, one of the fathers of J apanese bioethics, for having made this volume possible. H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. Stuart F. Spicker Vll ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This volume's editors and Kluwer Academic Publishers wish to thank Shibunkaku Press, Kyoto, Japan, for permission to publish, without charge, essays derived from the U. S.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kazumasa Hoshino
    • 1
  1. 1.International Bioethics Research Center, Institute of Religion and CultureKyoto Women’s UniversityKyotoJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4719-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8895-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0376-7418
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