Muslim Ethics and Biotechnology

Authored by: Ebrahim Moosa

The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science

Print publication date:  October  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415492447
eBook ISBN: 9780203803516
Adobe ISBN: 9781136634178

10.4324/9780203803516.ch41

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Abstract

Muslim reflections on biotechnology are marked by vast discrepancies in the representations of reality (epistemology) that impact ethical deliberations. Due to the cultural and political diversity of Muslim societies around the globe, reaching meaningful consensus is difficult. Given major transitions that Muslim ethical practices experience under pressures of rapid modernization and globalization, with its accompanying agonies, debates about biotechnology show the vulnerability of Muslim ethics from a variety of perspectives.

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