Introduction: Engaging in Comparative Bioethics

Aviad E. Raz, Silke Schicktanz

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The task of an empirically-grounded exploration of a culturally embedded bioethics is introduced against the backdrop of several mainstream approaches to bioethics. Secondly, we introduce the comparative context of Germany and Israel as well as the relevance of comparing moral deliberation of lay groups and the public with expert discourses. These theoretical settings provide a context for this study’s unique aim of developing a research program that engages comparative bioethics and sociology. The chapter concludes by introducing the book’s composition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Ethics
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Ethics
ISSN (Print)2211-8101
ISSN (Electronic)2211-811X


  • Cultural Script
  • Moral Conflict
  • Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
  • Slippery Slope Argument
  • Stem Cell Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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