Clinical Pragmatism: Bridging Theory and Practice
Fins, Joseph J.
Miller, Franklin G.
Bacchetta, Matthew D.
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. 1998 Mar; 8(1): 37-42.
This response to Lynn Jansen's critique of clinical pragmatism concentrates on two themes: (1) contrasting approaches to moral epistemology and (2) the connection between theory and practice in clinical ethics. Particular attention is paid to the status of principles and the role of consensus, with some closing speculations on how Dewey might view the current state of bioethics.