ISBN-10:
0262517426
ISBN-13:
9780262517423
Pub. Date:
11/23/2011
Publisher:
MIT Press
Progress in Bioethics: Science, Policy, and Politics

Progress in Bioethics: Science, Policy, and Politics

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Overview

Progress in Bioethics: Science, Policy, and Politics

Leading scholars debate politically progressive perspectives on bioethics and the implications for society, politics, and science in the twenty-first century.

Bioethics has become increasingly politicized over the past decade. Conservative voices dominated the debate at first, but the recent resurgence of progressivism and the application of its fundamental values (social justice, critical optimism, practical problem solving) to bioethical issues have helped correct this ideological imbalance. Progress in Bioethics is the first book to debate the meaning of progressive bioethics and to offer perspectives on the topic both from bioethicists who consider themselves progressive and from bioethicists who do not. It aims to begin a dialogue and to provide a foothold for readers interested in understanding the field.

The chapter authors, leading scholars in the field, discuss the meaning of progressive bioethics, the rise of conservative bioethics, the progressive stance toward biotechnology, the interplay of progressive bioethics and religion, and progressive approaches to such specific policy issues as bioethics commissions, stem cell research, and health-care reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262517423
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/23/2011
Series: Basic Bioethics
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


Jonathan D. Moreno is David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Ethics and Professor of Medical Ethics and of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania


Sam Berger is an Assistant General Counsel at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.


Sam Berger is an Assistant General Counsel at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.


Jonathan D. Moreno is David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Ethics and Professor of Medical Ethics and of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania


Laurie Zoloth is Professor of Social Ethics and Jewish Philosophy and Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University.


Arthur L. Caplan is Director of the Division of Medical Ethics in the Department of Population Health at New York University's Langone Medical Center.


Daniel Callahan is Research Scholar and President Emeritus of the Hastings Center, a nonpartisan bioethics research center. He is the author or editor of many books, including, most recently, Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs Are Destroying Our Health Care System.


Arthur L. Caplan is Director of the Division of Medical Ethics in the Department of Population Health at New York University's Langone Medical Center.

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The essays in this important volume taught me a great deal about how to think about the issues at the intersection of politics science and ethics. It's a subject deserving of every progressive person's attention and as the nuanced arguments herein suggest the answer to the question of what constitutes a liberal bioethics is complex which makes this volume all the more indispensable a guide.

Michael Tomasky, Editor, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas

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The essays in this important volume taught me a great deal about how to think about the issues at the intersection of politics science and ethics. It's a subject deserving of every progressive person's attention and as the nuanced arguments herein suggest the answer to the question of what constitutes a liberal bioethics is complex which makes this volume all the more indispensable a guide.

Michael Tomasky, Editor, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas

Michael Tomasky

The essays in this important volume taught me a great deal about how to think about the issues at the intersection of politics science and ethics. It's a subject deserving of every progressive person's attention and as the nuanced arguments herein suggest the answer to the question of what constitutes a liberal bioethics is complex which makes this volume all the more indispensable a guide.

Chris Mooney

Finally we have a thorough exploration of the nature and implications of a progressive approach to bioethics, a needed counterweight to conservative attitudes toward science. Progress in Bioethics deserves a place on the shelf of every thoughtful person interested in the intersection of science, ethics, and public policy.

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