Bioethics is Love of Life: An Alternative texbook
Darryl R. J. Macer, Ph.D.
Eubios Ethics Institute
To those who give me love for a minute, a week, for eternity; and those whom I give love to, for a second, a day, a lifetime. Love gives and takes.
Love of life
1.3. Outline for love
8-20: 2. What is love?
The ideal of love
2.2. Quotations on love
2.3. Love: a word in every language?
Theories of bioethics
3.2. Love in theories of bioethics
3.3. Academic snobbery
3.4. Love as a basis for bioethics
40-60: 4. Love of our own life
Autonomy and self-love
4.2. Love of our own life and selfishness
4.3. Eros and self-love
4.4. Self love and the quality of life
4.5. Love and conscience
Culture as a system of loving individuals
5.2. Systems of bioethics in different cultures
5.3. Limits to freedom
5.4. Universal ethics and love
What is a person and autonomy
6.2. Evolution of altruism and love
6.3. Ethical limits of animal use
Is there love of life?
7.2. Images of nature as a whole
7.3. What is the integrity of nature?
7.4. Human needs in nature and sustainability
131-149: 8. Universality of bioethics
Love is a universal goal
8.2. Global ethics starts at home
8.3. Love as a decision-guider
Key Words: Animal Rights, Autonomy, Biodiversity, Bioethics, Biotechnology, Environmental Ethics, Eugenics, Justice, Life, Love, Medical Ethics, Nature, Sustainable.