a. The Hindu bioethics is open and creative. Unlike Catholicism and other
Western monotheologies, there is no single answer to a question.
b. This leads to a positive view of reproductive technology because it is a
I. Donum Vitae
a. Based on natural law (Aristotles ideas) and revelation (from the Bible).
b. The way one reads the scriptures determines whether one will come to a
positive or negative view of NRTs. Jews pay more attention to Leviticus
while Catholics pa
I. Swasti Bhattacharyya
a. Anthropology student.
b. Nursing background.
c. She is Hindu.
d. She wrote this book because she found a lack of Hindu bioethics.
II. Cultural Competency
a. We assume all physicians and caregivers have this.
b. Christian Scienti
I. Public Health
a. This field finds unintended pregnancy to be detrimental to the public.
b. Why would someone have a baby when homeless?
c. What the research team found was that women described their unintended
pregnancies as the best experiences of the
I. Organ Transplants
a. How dead is dead enough to harvest organs? Does brain stem death
indicate actual death? This is not a true/false question.
b. Religious arguments must be argued in a way that can be understood by
c. While the orth
a. Kass doesnt like the term reproductive cloning since it assumes that
some cloning doesnt produce a life. As such, it devalues the products of
some cloning. Kass believes that all cloning is reproductive.
b. Cloning for biomedical researc
I. Presidents Council
a. Leon Kass is a literature professor with a secondary career in bioethics.
b. There are people with religion backgrounds.
c. Some academics and public were upset that the council lacked many
d. Techno-optimists and techno-
I. The Report of the Presidents Council on Bioethics
a. It is a model for a sober way of thinking through bioethical problems.
b. Most of our other readings this semester have been ethnographic works.
The Report is not ethnographic.
c. Most of the authors
I. Testing Women, Testing the Fetus, by Rayna Rapp
a. Carol Delaney started off with an overarching cosmology.
b. Rayna Rapp and Sue Kahn started their ethnographies with a personal
account of their own histories.
c. This style began with the feminist mov
I. Different Perspectives using different values and beliefs
a. It is important to understand monogenetic versus monogamous.
b. Turkish village society uses the term monogenetic rather than
monogamous when referring to the seed-soil metaphor.
c. The bible