Autonomy, Beneficence, and Gezelligheid: Lessons in Moral Theory From the Dutch
Hastings Center Report 2009 September-October 39(5): 39-45
American bioethicists lack the theoretical resources to work in cross-cultural settings. All we have are two approaches to ethics -- principles vs. narratives -- that are mostly at odds, and neither of which is up to the job. If moral principles are too abstract to be useful, and if stories cannot provide moral authority, then where do we find our moral norms?
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Verhagen, A.A. Eduard; Sauer, Pieter J.; Callahan, Daniel; Chervenak, Frank A.; McCullough, Laurence B.; Arabin, Birgit; Smith, Tim; Goldfarb, Georgia; Lindemann, Hilde; Verkerk, Marian (2008-07)
Moral Teachings From Unexpected Quarters: Lessons for Bioethics From the Social Sciences and Managed Care Nelson, James Lindemann (2000-01)On the usual account of moral reasoning, social science is often seen as able to provide "just the facts," while philosophy attends to moral values and conceptual clarity and builds formally valid arguments. Yet disciplines are ...