A Philosophical Disease: Bioethics, Culture, and Identity [NOOK Book]


First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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A Philosophical Disease: Bioethics, Culture, and Identity

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Editorial Reviews

Jon Turney
An absorbing look at the effort to help doctors answer all those questions modern technology poses...Draw[s] on the best kinds of storytelling to illuminate bioethical decision making. He uses [Walker] Percy and other writers such as Kurt Vonnegut to make the point that the big, old questions about the good life and how to live it lie behind the immediate issues of bioethics...A refreshing alternative to routine bioethics discussions.
&151;New Scientist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317828013
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/23/2014
  • Series: Reflective Bioethics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 434 KB

Meet the Author

Carl Elliott is Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics. He is co-editor with John Lantos of The Last Physician and editor of Slow Cures and Bad Philosophers, both forthcoming.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements    xi
Introduction    xv
Notes of a Philosophical Scut Monkey: The Bureaucracy of Medical Ethics       1
You Are What You Are Afflicted By: Pathology, Authenticity and Identity     25
Lost at the Mall; or, The Use of Prozac in a Time of Normal Nihilism     49
Puppet-Masters and Personality Disorders: Psychopathology, Determinism and Responsibility     75
Nothing Matters: Depression and Competence in Clinical Research     91
What's Wrong with Living Heart Transplantation?   103
The Point of the Story: Narrative, Meaning and Final Justification   121
A General Anitheory of Bioethics   141
Notes   165
Index   185
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