From Dawn till Dusk
From Dawn till Dusk is an important new book by Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, loyal supporter and partner of the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust, with a foreword by MIMEH's Founding Director, Stacy Gallin. This book embraces the conceptual challenges often associated with Bioethics by taking the reader on a journey that embodies the circle of life and what it means to be human. The beginning and the end of life have always been an impossible riddle to humans. Bioethics does not aspire to unveil utter truths regarding the purpose of our existence; on the contrary, its task is to settle controversial issues that arise within this finite, very fragile and vulnerable life, yet a life we still have to live. This book discusses thorny ethical issues that transcend time and are related to the dawn and the dusk of life: abortion and infanticide, genetic engineering, human reproductive cloning, the fear of death, rational suicide, and the right to die. The book's highest aspiration, though, is to both provide the reader with an opportunity to see the world from different perspectives and to showcase the irresistible charms of bioethical debates.
About the Author:
Evangelos D. Protopapadakis was born in Athens in 1972. In 2002 he completed his PhD Thesis on Bioethics with the title The Idea of Euthanasia in Contemporary Bioethics. Since 2014 he is an Assistant Professor in Applied Ethics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is also the Director of the NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory, the Head of the Greek Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa), the Editor-in-Chief of Conatus - Journal of Philosophy. He is the author of 5 books in Applied Ethics and Bioethics, and the editor or co-editor of 10 volumes; he has published more than 70 articles and book chapters in journals and collective volumes. website: www.protopapadakis.gr; Orcid Id: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7502-3117.
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