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Author International Bioethics, Multiculturalism and Religion Workshop and Conference (5th : 2016 : University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center), author

Title Interreligious perspectives on mind, genes and the self : emerging technologies and human identity / edited by Joseph Tham, Chris Durante and Alberto García Gómez
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge science and religion series
Routledge science and religion series
Contents Some convergence of religious views on the ethics of neurogenetic technologies / Alberto García Gómez and Claudia Ruiz Sotomayor -- Cosmopolitan conversations / Chris Durante -- Neurogenomics and neuroeudaimonics: bioethical challenges from the Buddhist perspective / Ellen Y. Zhang -- Meditation or medication? a Buddhist response / Soraj Hongladaron -- A Christian point of view on Buddhist neuroethics / Colleen Gallagher -- DNA, brain, mind, and soul: a Confucian perspective / Ruiping Fan -- Confucian bio-philosophical naturalism / Wenqing Zhao -- Christian reflections on confucian understandings of the person / Paul I. Lee -- Hinduism and bioethical challenges in neurogenomics / Rahul Peter Das -- Bioethical challenges in neurogenomics: repositioning Hindu bioethics / Deepak Sarma -- Reflections on neurogenetic challenges to human dignity and social doctrine of the Catholic Church / María Elisabeth de los Ríos -- Neurogenomics from the Catholic tradition: a succinct anthropological perspective based on recent developments / Alberto Carrara and Giulia Bovassi -- Technological advances and the common good: a Protestant Christian response / John K. Graham -- A Jewish perspective on neuroethics and religion / Mirko Garasic -- Responsibly seeking knowledge: an Islamic understanding of neurogenomics and enhancement / Mustafa Abu Sway -- Ruminations on the Islamic understanding of neurogenomics from a Hindu perspective / John Lunstroth -- The ethical challenges of neurogenomics: nuancing the Islamic discourse / Aasim I. Padela -- If i only had three eyes! Jewish perspectives on genetic enhancement / Jonathan K. Crane -- The absurdity and profanity of transforming human nature: further reflections on genetic enhancement from a Jewish perspective / David Heyd -- Enhancement, hubris and vulnerability of the human nature: a response to the Jewish perspective / Laura Palazzani -- Interreligious perspectives on emerging technologies / Joseph Tham
Summary "Attitudes towards science, medicine and the body are all profoundly shaped by people's worldviews. When discussing issues of bioethics, religion often plays a major role. In this volume, the role of genetic manipulation and neurotechnology in shaping human identity is examined from multiple religious perspectives. This is in order to understand how religion might affect the impact of the initiatives such as the UNESCO Declaration in Bioethics and Human Rights. The book features bioethics experts from six major religions: Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism. It includes a number of distinct religious and cultural views on the anthropological, ethical and social challenges of emerging technologies in the light of human rights and in the context of global bioethics. The contributors work together to explore issues such as: cultural attitudes to gene editing; neuroactive drugs; the interaction between genes and behaviours; the relationship between the soul, the mind and DNA; and how can clinical applications of these technologies benefit the developing world. This is a significant collection, demonstrating how religion and modern technologies relate to one another. It will, therefore, be of great interest to academics working in bioethics, religion and the body, interreligious dialogue, and religion and science, technology and neuroscience"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Religious Philosophies
Religion and Science
Genetic engineering -- Moral and ethical aspects
Genetic engineering -- Religious aspects
Genetic engineering -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Genetic engineering -- Religious aspects.
RELIGION / Comparative Religion
RELIGION / Religion & Science
SCIENCE / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
Genre/Form Congress
Form Electronic book
Author Durante, Chris, editor
Garcia, Alberto, 1964- editor
Tham, Joseph, 1965- editor
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, host institution
LC no. 2018038476
ISBN 042945614X
Other Titles Emerging technologies and human identity