Virtues and Health: A New Perspective of Bioethics from the Horizon of Confucianism Ethics
International Journal of Philosophy
Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2015, Pages: 47-51
Received: Aug. 28, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 8, 2015; Published: Sep. 14, 2015
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Kuangfei Xie, Humanity and Politics Department, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nan Jing, China
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Abstract
Virtues constitute the fundamental foundation of health, which consists of the physical health, mental health and the spiritual health. By building the virtues and characters, we remove the wrong and misleading beliefs from the mind so that we can maintain the health. The misunderstandings and misinterpretations about what man is have directly resulted in the severe health crisis of the modern man. Philosophically considered, man as a whole is composed of the physical body, the mental mind and the spiritual soul. Virtues make it possible for us to restore man as a whole and healthy person.
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Virtues, Health, Confucianism Ethics
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Kuangfei Xie, Virtues and Health: A New Perspective of Bioethics from the Horizon of Confucianism Ethics, International Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 47-51. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20150305.11
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