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In this revised edition of Moral Conflicts of Organ Retrieval: A Case for Constructive Pluralism, Charles Hinkley elaborates on his moral philosophy of constructive pluralism and updates the literature on organ retrieval strategies. Hinkley challenges a deeply entrenched moral triad: 1) moral values are comparable; 2) the weighing metaphor helps us conceptualize decisions regarding conflicting values; and 3) there is a single best discoverable response to a moral decision. This book offers an alternative—cases of incomparability, a constructing or making metaphor, and multiple permissible responses to some moral questions. Constructive pluralism has important implications for organ transplantation, health, and ethics.
Christliche Annäherungen. 3. Auflage
Gehört der Islam zu Europa? Wie soll sich der Westen zum Islam verhalten? Nicht nur der Westen, auch die christliche Theologie tut sich schwer mit dem Islam. Sie schwankt zwischen einem rein religionskundlichen Blick von außen und einer sich rechtfertigenden Abwehrhaltung, die im Grunde nur die Überlegenheit des eigenen Glaubens beweisen will.
Beide Alternativen sind verfehlt. Christliche Theologie ist vielmehr aufgerufen, ehrlich herauszufinden, ob und unter welchen Bedingungen sie den muslimischen Glauben würdigen kann, ohne ihre eigenen Wahrheiten zu verraten. Wie und unter welchen Umständen kann beispielsweise die Rezitation des Korans auch aus christlicher Sicht als Wort Gottes verstanden werden, und können auch Christen in Muhammed einen Menschen sehen, der in den Spuren der Propheten wandelt?
Das vorliegende Buch will genau das leisten: Eine christliche Würdigung des Islams, die gerade die Verschiedenheit beider Religionen als Wert zu entdecken vermag. Es möchte so zu einer Begegnung mit dem Islam einladen, die nicht nur Verstehen, sondern Liebe will – einer Begegnung, die uns hilft, uns selbst im Anderen neu zu entdecken und tiefer zu verstehen.
Wehrwissenschaft und Medizinverbrechen im "Ahnenerbe" der SS
Im Nürnberger Ärzteprozess wurde Wolfram Sievers für die unter seiner Verantwortung im Institut für wehrwissenschaftliche Zweckforschung begangenen Medizinverbrechen zum Tode verurteilt.
Nun liegt erstmals eine Gesamtdarstellung dieser aus dem „Ahnenerbe“ der SS hervorgegangenen Einrichtung vor. Nahezu ausschließlich auf der Grundlage von Archivquellen rekonstruiert der Autor die Arbeit aller Bereiche des Instituts für wehrwissenschaftliche Zweckforschung. Dabei werden nicht nur bisher unbekannte Abteilungen vorgestellt, sondern auch zahlreiche weitere neue Erkenntnisse präsentiert: Die bislang ungeklärte Identität der Opfer von Kampfstoff-Versuchen wird ebenso aufgedeckt wie die Beteiligung des Instituts an der Entwicklung von B- und C-Waffen oder die Aneignung von Immobilien teils prominenter Voreigentümer.
„Das wichtigste Buch über das SS-Ahnenerbe seit Jahrzehnten. Vergleichbar profunde Studien wünscht man sich auch zu anderen Teilen des SS-Imperiums.“ (Sven Felix Kellerhoff, Geschichtsredakteur DIE WELT)
Drawings and Descriptions of the Genus Pinus
Author: Aljos Farjon
There has been a steady demand for the first edition of the conifer book PINES, which sold out in 2002. Therefore, a second edition, which is a modest update, was written. The book PINES was never an attempt at monograph in the taxonomic sense. Rather it was an overview with line drawings of the commonly known species of pines, giving concise but essential information on identification, distribution and ecology. Introductory texts explained botanical characteristics of pines and a chapter on classification, one on phylogeny and biogeography, and a glossary, index and short bibliography completed the book. This scope and structure have been maintained in the second edition. It was necessary to make several taxonomic changes, to add or omit a few species, present a new chapter on phylogeny and classification and amend or correct, even expand, some of the information given in the first edition, especially in the species accounts. Conservation aspects have been added to species accounts in a concise format, following IUCN evaluations. The author has maintained the original drawings and made amendments only to correct errors; drawings for additional species have been added in the same style. The book contains a total of 92 drawings and 103 distribution maps. With these amendments the information should have been updated to a satisfactory level, without altering the original format and scope.
Avantgarde – Avantgardekritik – Avantgardeforschung
Volume Editors: Wolfgang Asholt and Walter Fähnders
Volume Editor: Dietrich Scheunemann
This collection of critical essays is designed to lay the foundations for a new theory of the European avant-garde. It starts from the assumption that not one all-embracing intention of all avant-garde movements - i.e. the intention of “reintegrating art into the practice of life” (Peter Bürger) - but the challenge of new cultural technologies, in particular photography and cinema, constitutes the main driving force of the formation and further development of the avant-garde. This approach permits to establish a theoretical framework that takes into account the diversity of artistic aims and directions of the various art movements and encourages a wide and open exploration of the multifaceted and often contradictory nature of the great variety of avant-gardist innovations.
Following the theoretical foundation of the new approach, individual contributions concentrate on a diverse range of avant-gardist concepts, trends and manifestations from cubist painting and the literary work of Apollinaire and Gertrude Stein to the screeching voices of futurism, dadaist photomontage and film, surrealist photographs and sculptures and neo-avant-gardist theories as developed by the French group OuLiPo. The volume closes with new insights gained from placing the avant-garde in the contexts of literary institutions and psychoanalytical and sociological concepts.
The main body of the volume is based on presentations and discussions of a three-day research seminar held at Yale University, New Haven, in February 2000. The research group formed on this occasion will continue with its efforts to elaborate a new theory of the avant-garde in the coming years.
In the 1890s four young scientists at Sydney University - two Scots, a Londoner and an Australian - began sustained research into Australian native fauna for which each was awarded the FRS. They all went on to pursue notable careers in the biological sciences, concluding in London 46-8 and Cambridge.
This book follows their careers and enduring friendship exploring in detail the life of its senior member, J.T. Wilson (1861-1945), who was professor of anatomy at Sydney University (1890-1920) and Cambridge (1920-1933) and had abiding interests in science, philosophy, education and military affairs.
The narrative is mainly concerned with issues of historical interest to scientists and medical educationists though some, like Empire relations and the contribution of Scots to Australia's development, will interest a wider readership. Many of the preoccupations of Wilson and his colleagues remain topical: the debate between biological science and religion; the struggle to interpret Darwin's theory without placing Homo sapiens at the top of an evolutionary tree; pure versus applied science; vocationalism versusscholarship in university education.
Volume Editor: Klaus Beekman
Usually the term 'innovation' is used in connection with artists' and authors' themes and techniques. What we see in most studies about innovation is that its problematic aspects are related to problems in literary or artistic history and that scholars try to solve those problems in work-oriented research. Some scholars, however, especially emperical sociologists, claim that problems with respect to innovation cannot be solved without analyzing the cultural area where those problems arise.
The major question that this book discusses concerns the role of art committees, literary, art and film critics, art collectors, museum directors, academic writers and other 'gatekeepers' with regard to different forms of art in the interbellum period as well as after World War II.
Die Fackel; Die Weltbühne; Anbruch; Le Disque vert; Mécano; Versty
Volume Editor: Sophie Levie
This study of six early twentieth-century periodicals serves to refine the traditional image of the inter-war journal as the pre-eminent vehicle of artistic and intellectual renewal. Every periodical has its own history but general themes are clearly identified. Traces emerge of a common commitment to the internationalisation of the arts and we find early and unexpected discussion of Freud, Chaplin and Joyce in Brussels and Berlin, jazz in Vienna and Brussels, Ezra Pound in the Netherlands and Belgium. In contrast to this internationalisation are the ambitions of the various editors to play a significant role in their national cultures. This tension between national and international influences was in the first instance stimulating and innovative. Later, as a result of political and socio-economic developments, the newly achieved openness and exchange were gradually diminished and finally disappeared as did the periodicals themselves.