Human Dignity

Book Link: Begotten or Made?

In this special edition of The Bioethics Podcast, Kevin Vanhoozer, PhD, offers a short review of Oliver O’Donovan’s classic Begotten or Made? Human Procreation and Medical Technique.

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威廉威伯福斯 & 生命倫理學

  

  

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William Wilberforce & Bioethics

Movies often help the eye see what the imagination conjures up. Director Michael Apted’s account of the heroic life of William Wilberforce in the movie Amazing Grace is a case in point. Chronicling Wilberforce’s two-decade fight to abolish the British slave trade, the film is well-acted, visually stunning, and morally weighty. Ioan Gruffudd plays a convincing and youthful Wilberforce caught in the tension of his desire to serve the God who recently found him and his passion to see the slave trade in England halted. Should he devote himself wholly to God or should he continue to invest himself in Archimedean task of parliamentary reform? His answer comes through the counsel of a friend who affirms: "you can be both a Christian and an activist."

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Encontrar lo humano en la bioética cristiana

Traducción: Alejandro Field

¿Es esto, por cierto, amor: querer encontrarlo fuera de uno mismo? Yo pensaba que esto es amor: traer amor junto con uno. Pero quien trae amor junto con uno al buscar un objeto para su amor (en caso contrario, es mentira que esté buscando un objeto para su amor) encontrará fácilmente, y más fácilmente cuanto mayor es el amor en él, el objeto, y encontrará que es algo capaz de ser amado.

-- Kierkegaard, Las obras del amor.

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Human Dignity: Still Defying Devaluation

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Is the concept of “human dignity” of any use in bioethics? Does it shed important light on the whole range of bioethical issues, from embryo research and assisted reproduction, through biomedical enhancement, to care of the disabled and the dying? Or is it, on the contrary, useless—at best a vague substitute for other, more precise notions, at worst a mere slogan that camouflages unconvincing arguments and unarticulated biases?1

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Dignidad humana: Aún desafiando la devaluación

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¿Sirve de algo el concepto de "dignidad humana" en bioética? ¿Arroja luz importante sobre toda la gama de temas bioéticos, desde la investigación del embrión y la reproducción asistida, pasando por las mejoras biomédicas, hasta el cuidado de los discapacitados y moribundos? ¿O es, al contrario, inútil; cuando mucho un vago sustituto para otros conceptos más precisos, y en el peor de los casos un simple eslogan que camufla argumentos poco convincentes y prejuicios no expresados?

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The Sanctity of Life

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The “sanctity of life” is a phrase that in recent decades became commonplace in the moral and political debates concerning a wide range of bioethical issues: abortion, embryo research, cloning, genetic engineering, euthanasia, and others. Generally it is used by those of us who oppose technologies or practices that we believe violate the intrinsic value of human life. Some of us who use the term employ it more broadly to denote an ethical approach concerned not just with a handful of bioethical issues but the entire range of moral problems that human beings face, from abortion to poverty, from war to the death penalty, from child abuse to the environment.

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La santidad de la vida

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Traducción: Alejandro Field

 

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