Meta Medical Ethics: The Philosophical Foundations of Bioethics by Michael A. GrodinMeta Medical Ethics: The Philosophical Foundations of Bioethics by Michael A. Grodin

Meta Medical Ethics: The Philosophical Foundations of Bioethics

EditorMichael A. Grodin

Paperback | November 30, 2001

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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, communitarian, legal, narrative and feminist approaches. The book's interdisciplinary focus allows for a lively dialogue which includes papers and accompanying commentaries. Meta Medical Ethics will be of interest to philosophers of science and medical ethicists, physicians, lawyers, policy makers.
Title:Meta Medical Ethics: The Philosophical Foundations of BioethicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:223 pagesPublished:November 30, 2001Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction: the Historical and Philosophical Roots of Bioethics; M. Grodin. 2. The Principled Approach: Principles, Rules and Actions; R. Devettere. Commentary; R. Truog. 3. The Communitarian Perspective: Autonomy and the Common Good; T. Shannon. Commentary; R. Potter. 4. The Dominance of American Law (and Market Values) over American Bioethics; G. Annas. Commentary; J. Paris. 5. Medical Stories: Narrative and Phenomenological Approaches; M. Montello. Commentary; L. Forrow. 6. North American Bioethics: the Feminist Critique; M. Farley. Commentary; A. Asch. 7. From the Self to the Other: Building a Philosophy of Medicine; A. Tauber. Commentary; A. Speight. Index.