Ethics Expertise: History, Contemporary Perspectives, and Applications by Lisa RasmussenEthics Expertise: History, Contemporary Perspectives, and Applications by Lisa Rasmussen

Ethics Expertise: History, Contemporary Perspectives, and Applications

EditorLisa Rasmussen

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The complexity of the modern world has led to increasing professional specialization. Experts in a variety of fields, including ethics, offer advice and solutions. But where professional expertise often involves mastering certain facts, ethics expertise is distinct. It is not clear, for example, whether moral expertise consists of knowledge of right and wrong, the ability to articulate implications of moral premises, or the display of an outstanding character oneself.This volume examines philosophical conceptions of ethics expertise from both historical and contemporary perspectives, including applications of ethics expertise in such areas as bioethics consultation, expert witnessing and policy making. It will be of interest to scholars of moral philosophy as well as contemporary practitioners in many areas of bioethics.
Title:Ethics Expertise: History, Contemporary Perspectives, and ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:286 pagesPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048169739

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. Lisa M Rasmussen; Introduction: In Search of Ethics Expertise. Part I: A Guided Historical Tour. 1. Scott LaBarge; Socrates and Moral Expertise. 2. Carrie-Ann Biondi Khan;  Aristotle's Moral Expert: The Phronimos. 3. Chris Tollefsen; Hume on True and False Philosophy. 4. Dale E. Miller; Moral Expertise: A Millian Perspective. 5. Ben Eggleston; The Ineffable and the Incalculable: G.E. Moore on Moral Expertise. 6. Griffin Trotter; Pragmatism and Ethical Expertise. Part II: Contemporary Perspectives. 7. Mary Ann Cutter; Expert Moral Choice in Medicine: A Study of Uncertainty and Locality. 8. Corinna Delkeskamp-Hayes; Societal Consensus and the Problem of Consent: Refocusing the Problem of Ethics Expertise in Liberal Democracies. 9. Lisa S. Parker; Ethical Expertise, Maternal Thinking, and the Work of Clinical Ethicists. Part III: Contemporary Applications. 10. Robert Veatch; The Roles of Scientific and Normative Expertise in Public Policy Formation: The Anthrax Vaccine Case. 11. Kenneth Cust; Philosophers Return to the Agora. 12. Stephen Wear; Ethical Expertise in the Clinical Setting. 13. Ana Smith Iltis; Bioethical Expertise in Health Care Organizations. 14. Kenneth Kipnis; The Expert Ethics Witness as Teacher. Notes on Contributors.

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From the reviews:"The essays in this collection represent both a summary of the debate about expertise in medical ethics and also take the argument a little further. ... Ethics Expertise is a solid contribution to the literature in this area. It is an important topic and these papers help to advance the debate." (Christian Perring, Metapsychology Online Reviews, July, 2006)