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Lidandets existens: En studie om synen på lidande och dess konsekvenser
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The existence of suffering : A study of the conception of suffering and its consequences (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay explores the understanding of suffering from an ethical stand point. The issue of defining suffering is not an easy task albeit an important one, depending on the definition different consequences ensues. This essay examines how suffering is defined in the field of bioethics, and how these definitions become apparent through the argument of certain biomedical ethicists. To pinpoint the moral arguments and dilemmas a preexisting case, the case of Baby (or Infant) Doe is examined from each biomedical ethicist’s perspective. From the conclusions gathered from the studies, this essay will then attempt to answer the question of defining and understanding suffering.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
Suffering, ethics, bioethics, happiness, Down syndrome, norm
Keyword [sv]
lidande, bioetik, etik
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-137742OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-137742DiVA: diva2:1121230
Subject / course
Theology
Educational program
Theology Programme - Bachelor Education
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Available from: 2017-07-10 Created: 2017-07-10 Last updated: 2017-07-10Bibliographically approved

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