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Difference, disability and discrimination : a philosophical critique of selective abortion
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
The practice of abortion continues to provoke controversy and disagreement. However, within the context of this wider debate, a greater level of consensus appears to have been reached as to the moral acceptability of the ...
Identity, personhood and power : a critical analysis of the principle of respect for autonomy and the idea of informed consent, and their implementation in an androgynous and multicultural society
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Autonomy and informed consent are two interrelated concepts given much prominence in contemporary biomedical discourse. The word autonomy, from the Greek autos (self) and nomos (rule), originally referred ...
Harm and enhancement : philosophical and ethical perspectives
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The distinction between treatment and enhancement is often considered to be a morally significant boundary, which, at the very least, marks the limits of our moral obligations. This conviction holds despite ...
The justfiable limitations of patient autonomy in contemporary South African medical practice
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
ABSTRACT: The European Enlightenment secured man’s freedom from doctrinal thought. Scientific progress and technological innovation flourished in the 18th Century, radically changing the lives of all. Man’s mastery ...
Verantwoordelikheid en die nuwe genetiese tegnologiee : filosofiese perspektiewe op die relevansie van 'n etiek van verantwoordelikheid vir morele besinning oor kloning en stamselnavorsing
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: New genetic technologies (e.g. stem-cell research, gene-therapies and cloning) raise some of the most enigmatic moral problems in the field of bioethics. My aim in this thesis is to explore the philosophical ...