Pragmatic Bioethics / Edition 2

Pragmatic Bioethics / Edition 2

by Glenn McGee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262632721

ISBN-13: 9780262632720

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: MIT Press

Modern scientific and medical advances bring new complexity and urgency to ethical issues in health care and biomedical research. This book applies the
American philosophical theory of pragmatism to such bioethics. Critics of pragmatism argue that it lacks a universal moral foundation. Yet it is this very lack of a metaphysical dividing line between facts and

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Modern scientific and medical advances bring new complexity and urgency to ethical issues in health care and biomedical research. This book applies the
American philosophical theory of pragmatism to such bioethics. Critics of pragmatism argue that it lacks a universal moral foundation. Yet it is this very lack of a metaphysical dividing line between facts and values that makes pragmatism such a rigorous and appropriate method for solving problems in bioethics. For pragmatism,
ethics is a way of satisfying the complex demands of multiple individuals and groups in a contingent and changing world. Pragmatism also demands careful attention to the ways in which scientific advances change our values and ethics.The essays in this book present different approaches to pragmatism and different ways of applying pragmatism to scientific and medical matters. They use pragmatism to guide thinking about such timely topics as stem cell research, human cloning, genetic testing,
human enhancement, and care for the poor and aging. This new edition contains three new chapters, on difficulties with applying pragmatism to law and bioethics, on helping people to die, and on embryonic stem cell research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262632720
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
Basic Bioethics
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction, by Glenn McGee
Bioethics Is a Naturalism, by Jonathan Moreno
Logic and Bioethics: Dewey's Pragmatic Method, by Glenn McGee
Clinical Pragmatism: A Model for Problem Solving, by Joseph Fins, Matthew Bacchetta, and Franklin Miller
Collaboration and Casuistry: A Peircean Pragmatic for the Clinical Setting, by Mary Mahowald
Community as Healing, by Micah Hester
The Bioethics Committee: A Consensus-Recommendation Model, by Kelly Parker
Mental Illness: Rights, Competence, and Communication, by Beth Singer
The Physician Patient Covenant: A Roycean Perspective, by Griffin Trotter
Genetics and Pragmatism, by Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr.
Enhancement of Children, by Glenn McGee
Pragmatism and the Determination of Death, by Martin Benjamin
On Tamed and Untamed Death: Jamesean Reflections, by William Gavin
Dying Old as a Social Problem, by John Lachs
Significance at the End of Life, by Micah Hester
Community, Autonomy, and Managed Care, by Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley
Untying the Gag: The Claim of Reason in the World of Health Care Reform, by Michael Sullivan and John Lysaker
Ethical Literacy and Cultural Competence, by Marian Gray Secundy William James, Black Elk, and the Healing Act, by Bruce Wilshire

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