Thomistic Principles and Bioethics
Routledge – 2006 – 164 pages
Series: Routledge Annals of Bioethics
Alongside a revival of interest in Thomism in philosophy, scholars have realised 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:
Thomistic Principles and Bioethics presents a significant philosophical viewpoint which will motivate further dialogue amongst religious and secular arenas of inquiry concerning such complex issues of both individual and public concern.
"…a very timely and useful book that all bioethicists should read"--The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly
Introduction 1. Aquinas’s Account of Human Nature and Natural Law Theory 2. The Beginning of a Human Person’s Life 3. The End of a Human Person’s Life 4. Issues at the Beginning of Human Life 5. Issues at the End of Human Life Notes Bibliography Index