Studies in the Explanation of Issues in Biomedical Ethics: The Example of Abortion
Erde, Edmund L.
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 1988 Nov; 13(4): 329-347.
The variety of general issues and particular controversies in biomedical ethics can be understood as reflecting a deeper unity than normally supposed. The principle of plentitude and the paradigm of the "chain of Being" form the tie among the phenomena. They are defined, and their presence is tracked especially through some of the ideas and language in the debate about the ethics of abortion.
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Erde, Edmund L. (1989-12)A previous essay (Erde, 1988) tracked the influence of the major Western historical paradigm of the great chain of being through various positions taken about abortion. This essay shows the paradigm's influence on our ...