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From the Publisher"This is a charmingly candid book about Daniel Callahan's early history, intellectual development, career, and major interests. It is at times autobiographical, and often heartwarming.
Masterfully written and of great importance to an understanding of the history of bioethics,In Search of the Good reminds us why Callahan has been so important to the field.
Once I picked it up, I found it impossible to put it down." — Tom L. Beauchamp,Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, GeorgetownUniversity
"A letter of invitation to the Hastings Center from Daniel Callahan in 1971 opened wide my life. This special book, like having the true pleasure of talking with Dan, will show you why. The trip through the life of someone who (with Will Gaylin) invented bioethics, who is specially, humanly smart, interested in almost everything, well-read, and educated (in the best sense), is more than interesting. His ideas are always accessible, and while you may not agree with everything, you will be happier to have shared his thoughts." — Eric Cassell,Emeritus Professor of Public Health, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
"Dan Callahan was the right moral philosopher to be present at the creation of bioethics. He tests the progress of medical science against the classical moral questions, how to live humanely and justly. At the same time, he forms his reflections into realistic, rational policies and practices. Good counsel for current and future bioethics!" — Albert R.
Jonsen, author of The Birth of Bioethics
"How refreshing to read a first-hand account from a person who was there at (or close to) the moment of creation of a new field. As befits his status as a respected founding father, DanCallahan's book In Search of the Good is equal parts personal memoir, historical review, and critical analysis of U.S. bioethics — a field he and the Hastings Center helped to create. The book, filled with charm, wit, and occasional pointed barbs, traces Callahan's life in bioethics and we are all the wiser for it." — Eric M. Meslin, Director, IndianaUniversity Center for Bioethics