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What Is Culture?Bioethics Today: Present RealitiesThe Universality of BioethicsThe Challenge of Transcultural BioethicsPracticePrinciples and RulesCultural Imperialism and Value AbsolutismCultural Pluralism and Value RelativismTransculturalism and the Idea of Shared ValuesReferencesFurther reading
IntroductionThe Odu Corpus and Two StoriesOri and DestinyOri, Destiny, and the Problem of ChoiceOri, Destiny, and ResponsibilityThe Interconnectedness of DestiniesIndividual and Communal DestiniesDestiny and ReincarnationThe Significance of Destiny: Addressing the Question of RationalityConclusion
Guidelines for health research focus on protecting individual research subjects. Yet several commentators have argued that protecting individual subjects, while undoubtedly important, is not sufficient to ensure ethical research. It is also vital to protect the communities involved in health research. In particular, a number of studies have been cr...
This book features a collection of essays that seek to provide accurate and well-developed characterizations of the epistemological and metaphysical concerns that shaped the conceptual languages and philosophical thought of sub-Saharan Africa. A common theme between the essays is that a word shared by different cultures can have different extension...
The project of Bioethics seems to me to require paying attention to the cultural realities and assumptive frame of reference of different peoples. I assume that this must be one of the views of the organizers of this conference too and that this is why the idea of country reports is taken seriously. If I am right about this, then it makes sense for...