Thomistic Principles and Bioethics (Routledge Annals of Bioethics)
Jason T. EberlISBN: 0415770637;
Thomas Aquinas is one of the foremost thinkers in Western philosophy and Christian scholarship, recognized as a significant voice in both theological discussions and secular philosophical debates. Alongside a revival of interest in Thomism in philosophy, scholars have realized its relevance when addressing certain contemporary issues in bioethics. This book offers a rigorous interpretation of Aquinas's metaphysics and ethical thought, and highlights its significance to questions in bioethics. Jason T. Eberl applies Aquinas's views on the seminal topics of human nature and morality to key questions in bioethics at the margins of human life - questions which are currently contested in the academia, politics and the media such as: A· When does a human person's life begin? How should we define and clinically determine a person's death? A· Is abortion ever morally permissible? How should we resolve the conflict between the potential benefits of embryonic stem cell research...