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Kantian ethics

An approach to moral questions deriving from the teachings and writing of the German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724–1804). It is characterized by an emphasis on the rational endeavour of ...

feminism

feminism  

The approach to social life, philosophy, and ethics that commits itself to correcting biases leading to the subordination of women or the disparagement of women's particular experience and of the ...
Object Theory and Asian American Literature

Object Theory and Asian American Literature   Reference library

Chad Shomura

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020

...Because it dismisses any access to knowledge that is not filtered through the subject, correlationism has ushered in a postmodern age wherein even religiosity enjoys the status of truth claims. 28 Meillassoux’s response is a “speculative realism”: It is speculative in the Kantian sense of exceeding categorical limits of thought with the impossible hope of reaching the Absolute; it is a realism in that it pronounces the necessity of contingency. In dialogue with speculative realism, object-oriented ontologists insist that objects are withdrawn from all...

Biotechnology

Biotechnology   Reference library

Ivo VAN HILVOORDE

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
3,849 words

...of ethical and socio-political question. Sport, Biotechnology, and Ethics General basic principles, like autonomy, privacy, justice, equity, and human dignity have been applied to reach an international consensus and to harmonize national regulations on biotechnology. It is, however, questionable if conventional human rights meet all the dilemmas that will arise from modern biotechnology. Some of the following human rights come into play with the engineering of human genes: the Kantian maxim of not treating an individual as a means to an end, a right to a...

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