An Anthropological Exploration of Contemporary Bioethics: The Varieties of Common Sense
Journal of Medical Ethics 1998 April; 24(2): 127-133
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Turner, Leigh (1998-04)Patients and physicians can inhabit distinctive social worlds where they are guided by diverse understandings of moral practice. Despite the contemporary presence of multiple moral traditions, religious communities and ethnic ...
Turner, Leigh (2009)Anthropologists and sociologists offer numerous critiques of bioethics. Social scientists criticize bioethicists for their arm-chair philosophizing and socially ungrounded pontificating, offering philosophical abstractions ...
Zones of Consensus and Zones of Conflict: Questioning the "Common Morality" Presumption in Bioethics Turner, Leigh (2003-09)Many bioethicists assume that morality is in a state of wide reflective equilibrium. According to this model of moral deliberation, public policymaking can build upon a core common morality that is pretheoretical and ...