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Meta Medical Ethics The Philosophical Foundations of Bioethics

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ISBN-10: 1402002521

ISBN-13: 9781402002526

Edition: 1995

Authors: Michael A. Grodin

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What is bioethics? What are its goals and theoretical assumptions? Is it a unique discipline? Must medical ethics be grounded in clinical experience? How can ethical inquiry inform medicine's theory and practice? Must one have a definition of medicine before one can have a medical ethic? Does medicine have a unique or demarcating body of knowledge, methodology, or philosophy? These troubling questions are addressed by a distinguished roster of philosophers, theologians, lawyers, social scientists, physicians and scientists. The unifying theme of this text is a philosophical exploration of the history, nature, scope and foundations of bioethics. There is a critical evaluation of principled,…    
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Book details

List price: $79.99
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748

Contributors
Preface
Introduction: The Historical and Philosophical Roots of Bioethics
The Principled Approach: Principles, Rules and Actions
Commentary
The Communitarian Perspective: Autonomy and the Common Good
Commentary
The Dominance of American Law (and Market Values) over American Bioethics
Commentary
Medical Stories: Narrative and Phenomenological Approaches
Commentary
North American Bioethics: The Feminist Critique
Commentary
From the Self to the Other: Building a Philosophy of Medicine
Commentary
Index