Biomedical Ethics (Volume 4 Part 2)Issues in Ethics and Applied Ethics Series
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About the Book :
The present book seeks and undertakes very clearly to deliberate, and explain primarily what Bio-Ethics is, and what are the various dimensions of Bio-Ethical discipline, both as philosophy and science? Some of the most glaringly contro-versial Bio-Ethical issues hover round it are – like, Euthanasia, Abortion, Cloning, Female Foeticide, Surrogacy, Doctor-Patient Relationship, Bio-technology and Ageing (in its East-West Perspectives) which raise a storm over a cup of tea, some such unwieldy questions not only of ethics/morality, but also pose questions of individual and social morality, responsibility, accountability, liability, liberty etc., about the kind, quality and sanctity of life one wishes to live, that cannot be forcibly silenced arbitrarily without proper logic of conviction, consistency, transparency and openness, which if not answered would result into social disquiet, disequilibrium and anarchy.
About Author :
Shiva Nath Prasad, completed his M.A. in Philosophy from Patna University. After retirement from Government of Bihar, wherein he served in different capacities, started the publication of a bilingual journal of Philosophy, “Abhrant”, as editor. Later, on, the persistent request of scholars of philosophy, he started two unilingual journals entitled ‘Darshan Digdarshan’ in Hindi and the journal of Bihar Philosophical Research, in English. He has authored a book entitled ‘Charvaka/Lokayata an Analytical and Hermeneutic study’ which was published from Janki Prakashan, Patna. Besides, he has edited an anthology entitled ‘Phenomenology Methodological Introduction’ with V.T. Sebestian, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Avinash Kumar Srivastava, Professor and Head P.G. Dept. of Philosophy, Magadh University Centre, Nalanda College, Biharsharif, completed M. A. from Patna University and Ph. D. from Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya. He was awarded Minor Research Project of U.G.C. on the topic of ‘Adaptable nature of Buddhism’. He has authored two books, ‘Bharatiya Darshan ki Mool Samasyaen and ‘Living Buddhism’. Besides he has edited three anthologies,
Dr. Srivastava is a prolific writer and widely known scholar, with more than forty research papers published in India and abroad. He was Joint Secretary and Secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Darshan Parishad, General Secretary of Bihar Darshan Parishad and Vice President of Indian Society for Buddhist Studies. Besides he is member of editorial board of several research Journals.
Kumkum Sinha, M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt., one at present posted in J.J. College, Gaya Town (Bihar) Deptt. of Philosophy. She has to her credit two good books one in Hindi and the other in English. She has published 30 papers and 20 of her papers are in the process of publication. She is regularly contributing papers in our Multi-volume series Philosophical Journal also. She is a prolific writer.