African-American Perspectives on Biomedical Ethics

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224 pp., 6 x 9
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ISBN: 9780878405329 (0878405321)


June 1992
LC: 92-17638

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African-American Perspectives on Biomedical Ethics
Harley E. Flack and Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, Editors

By analyzing the amalgam of Greek philosophy, Jewish and Christian teachings, and secular humanism that composes our dominant ethical system, the authors of this volume explore the question of whether or not Western and non-Western moral values can be commingled without bilateral loss of cultural integrity. They take as their philosophical point of departure the observation that both ethical relativism and ethical absolutism have become morally indefensible in the context of the multicultural American life, and they variously consider the need for an ethical middle ground.