An Apology for Socratic Bioethics
Miller, Franklin G.
Truog, Robert D.
American Journal of Bioethics 2008 July; 8(7): 3-7
Bioethics is a hybrid discipline. As a theoretical enterprise it stands for untrammeled inquiry and argument. Yet it aims to influence medical practice and policy. In this article we explore tensions between these two dimensions of bioethics and examine the merits and perils of a ôSocraticö approach to bioethics that challenges ôthe conventional wisdom.ö
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