Standing on Principles: Collected Essays

Hardcover | April 30, 2010

byTom L. Beauchamp

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Tom L. Beauchamp of Georgetown is one of the founding fathers of contemporary bioethics, and is particularly influential as one of the co-authors (with James Childress) of Principles of Biomedical Ethics, first published by OUP over 25 years ago and a true cornerstone of contemporarybioethics. This volume is both an introductory textbook as well as a definitive expression of what is known as the dominant "principlist" approach which views bioethical reasoning developing out of four key principles: respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice. This view hasbeen highly influential over the last two decades and has set the agenda for the field. This volume will collect Tom Beauchamp's 15 most important published articles in bioethics, most of which were published over the last 25 years, and most of which have a strong connection to the principlist approach. Most of the essays included here augment, develop, or defend various themes,positions and arguments in that earlier book, both adding depth as well as taking off in new directions. Among the topic discussed are the historical origins of modern research ethics, to moral principles and methodological concerns. Beauchamp will include a new introduction to explain the historyof the essays and their relationship to the principlist theory.

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Tom L. Beauchamp of Georgetown is one of the founding fathers of contemporary bioethics, and is particularly influential as one of the co-authors (with James Childress) of Principles of Biomedical Ethics, first published by OUP over 25 years ago and a true cornerstone of contemporarybioethics. This volume is both an introductory textb...

Tom L. Beauchamp is Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University. He is author of Principles of Biomedical Ethics, OUP, now in a sixth edition.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:April 30, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface and AcknowledgmentsThe Belmont Report and the Rise of Principles1. The Origins and Evolution of the Belmont Report2. Codes, Declarations, and Other Ethical Guidance for Human Subjects Research: The Belmont ReportPrinciplism and Practice3. The Four Principles Approach to Health Care Ethics4. Informed Consent: Its History and Nature5. Who Deserves Autonomy and Whose Autonomy Deserves Respect?6. The Concept of Paternalism in Biomedical Ethics7. When Hastened Death is Neither Killing Nor Letting-Die8. The Exploitation of the Economically Disadvantaged in Pharmaceutical ResearchTheory and Method9. Principles and Other Emerging Paradigms for Bioethics10. A Defense of the Common Morality11. From Morality to Common Morality12. On Eliminating the Distinction between Applied Ethics and Ethical Theory13. Does Ethical Theory Have a Future in Bioethics?14. The Failure of Theories of Personhood15. Looking Back and Judging Our PredecessorsIndex