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Author note: Peter Singer [Editor], Helga Kuhse [Editor]

This moment version of A better half to Bioethics, absolutely revised and up-to-date to mirror the present concerns and advancements within the box, covers the entire fabric that the reader must completely grab the information and debates focused on bioethics.

Thematically prepared round an unprecedented variety of matters, together with dialogue of the ethical prestige of embryos and fetuses, new genetics, existence and loss of life, source allocation, organ donations, AIDS, human and animal experimentation, wellbeing and fitness care, and teaching

Now comprises new essays on at present arguable themes akin to cloning and genetic enhancement
> issues are essentially and compellingly provided through across the world popular bioethicists
> an in depth index permits the reader to discover phrases and issues now not indexed within the titles of the essays themselves

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Those values were presented to other societies as universal values and this process has been historically described as cultural imperialism by non-Western cultures. There is a warrant for this reaction especially when one recalls the arrogance of colonial administrators and the concept of the “white man’s burden” which they championed. Therefore, it is obvious that no stance that takes as absolute either Western values or the values of any specific culture can be an adequate foundation for transcultural ethics.

The woman protested angrily against what she considered to be a collaborated attempt by the rest of the group to discredit her position. She thought that the group was promoting a Western liberal perspective, whereas she came from a society which placed a high value on community and that, being a Muslim from the Middle East, her religious morality was at variance with liberal individualism. qxd 28/07/2009 16:44 Page 26 segun gbadegesin that her objection to the principle of autonomy as the basis for resolving the case of the patient was grounded in her religion.

Theories and methods in bioethics: principlism and its critics. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 5 (September). qxd 28/07/2009 16:44 Page 24 3 Culture and Bioethics SEGUN GBADEGESIN What Is Culture? We may identify two senses of culture. In one sense, culture is the activity of cultivating or tending nature, which is supposedly its raw material. Humans need this activity of tending or cultivating in order to move beyond the limitations imposed by nature. This is the sense in which we talk of a cultured person.

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