Neither Convention nor Constitution--what the debate on stem cell research tells us about the status of the common European ethics.

Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (Impact Factor: 0.79). 11/2004; 29(5):499-508. DOI: 10.1080/03605310490518078
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    • "In her work on the relationship between cultural traditions and the formation of policy on stem cell research, Hauskeller shows how 'the predominant type of ethical reasoning in a nation or culture finds expression in social and political decisions and practices' (Hauskeller, 2004). Across Europe, styles of ethical reasoning differ considerably and thus so also does the character of the legitimacy of the bioethical rule formulation process when dealing with human ESC science (Bender, Hauskeller and Manzei, 2005; see also Beckmann, 2004 (Germany); Maio, 2004 (France); Mauron and Baertschi, 2004 (Switzerland); Schmidt et al, 2004). It is likely, therefore, that within the transnational network of bioethics there are competing national modes of bioethical discourse and legitimation. "
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