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Associate Professor Dr. Pinit Ratanakul


              Associate Professor Dr. Pinit Ratanakul
, the founding Director of the College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University, received B.A (Honors) in English from the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, and Ph.D. degree in Philosophy from Yale University, USA. He is a distinguished Yale alumnus in Thailand, and is internationally well-known not only as one of the few pioneers, who introduced the discipline of philosophy to the Thai university curriculum. He is also a Buddhist scholar who initiated the study of Bioethics in Thailand and Southeast Asia some thirty years ago, and is, currently, promoting the study and research in the field of Buddhism-Science relations/ dialogue.

              His research interests include Bioethics; Religion and Science; Religion and Culture; and Religion and
Psychology
.

Selected academic works:

Ratanakul, Pinit. 2007. “The Dynamics of Tradition and Change in Theravada
            Buddhism”, Journal of Religion and Culture. Vol.1. No.1. College of
            Religious Studies, Mahidol University.
Ratanakul, Pinit. 2007. “Chii Wit Thii Luak Mai Dai” (The Life That One Cannot
            Choose), Journal of Religion and Culture. Vol.1. No.1. College of
            Religious Studies, Mahidol University.
Stonington, Scott, and Pinit Ratanakul. 2006. “End-of-Life in Thailand and the Case
            for Local Difference”, Journal of Public Library of Science. November.
Ratanakul, Pinit. 2006. “Suadmontre, Bhavana, Vipassana Raksarokdai” (Prayer,
           Meditation, and Healing),
College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University.
Ratanakul, Pinit. 2005. “Human Cloning: Thai Buddhist Perspectives”, Cross-
            Cultural Issues in Bioethics: The Example of Human Cloning.  
            Heiner Roetz (ed.). Bachom: Ruhr University.
Ratanakul, Pinit. 2005. Thailand: refining cultural values. (Bioethics on the Pacific
            Rim). An article from the Hastings Center Report.
Ratanakul, Pinit. 2004. Bioethics and Buddhism. College of Religious Studies,
            Mahidol University.
Ratanakul, Pinit. 2002. “Buddhism – an Ally of Science?”, When Worlds Converge.
            Clifford N. Mathews (ed.). New York: Open Court.
Ratanakul, Pinit. 2000. “To Save or Let Go: Thai Buddhist Perspective on
            Euthanasia”, Contemporary Buddhism Ethics. Damien Keown (ed.).
            London: Curzon.
Ratanakul, Pinit. 1999. “Buddhism and Family Planning”, Encyclopedia of
            Bioethics, Vol. III. Warren T. Reich (ed.). McMillan Publishers.
Ratanakul, Pinit. 1999. “Medical Ethics in Southeast Asia”, Encyclopedia of
            Bioethics, Vol. III. Warren T. Reich (ed.). McMillan Publishers.
Ratanakul, Pinit. 1999. “Buddhist Health Care Ethics”, A Cross-Cultural Study of
            Health Care Ethics. Harold Coward (ed.). University of Victoria.
Coward, Harold, and Pinit Ratanakul (eds.). 1999. A Cross-Cultural Dialogue on
            Health Care Ethics. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Ratanakul, Pinit, and U Kyaw Than. 1990. Development, Modernization, and
            Tradition in Southeast Asia: Lessons from Thailand. Center of Human
            Resources Development, Mahidol University.





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