Ethics. 1986 Jan; 96(2): 356-374.
Various criticisms of bioethics are reported and evaluated in an effort to determine what it is reasonable to expect of this rapidly developing field and what should be its future directions. Specific charges by Renee Fox, Judith Swazey, and William Bennett are explored. Fox and Swazey contend that bioethics champions individualism and pays little attention to social relationships, that bioethicists distance themselves from the human settings where ethical issues are experienced, and that bioethics pretends to a false validity. Bennett indicts bioethics on the grounds that it promotes ethical relativism and moral indifference. Gorovitz argues the case against these contentions but urges ethicists systematically to assess their critics' statements. (KIE abstract)
Attitudes; Autonomy; Bioethics; Communication; Education; Ethical Analysis; Ethical Relativism; Ethicists; Ethics; Evaluation; Goals; Humanities; Interdisciplinary Communication; Medical Ethics; Medicine; Methods; Morality; Philosophy; Physicians; Review; Social Interaction; Social Sciences; Values;
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Gorovitz, Samuel (1977-01)
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Gorovitz, Samuel (1986-01)