Universal Ethics and Biolaw for a Multicultural World

  • Darryl MacerEmail author
Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 78)


Diversity is part of what we call being human. We need an integrated cross-cultural approach to ethics. We should never expect all people to balance the same values in the same way all the time. Nevertheless, there are numerous benefits if the same values, or principles, can be used by all people and societies. All human beings are found as members of some society but all accommodate some individualism within a social niche. All societies have ethical norms and some system of ethics. Any international ethical approach to assisting people and systems to making bioethical decisions must consider the biological, social and spiritual origins of humanity. In this fashion, the focus of this chapter is to address the fundamental question of whether or not a common ethical system could be accepted and applied universally as well as what consequences this could have for biolaw.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American University of Sovereign NationsArizonaUSA

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