Roles of Moral Philosophy in Appropriated Bioethics: A Response to Baker and McCullough
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 2007 March; 17(1): 65-67
Strong arguments support the notion that much of modern bioethics is a result of appropriation rather than strict application of traditional moral philosophy. Nevertheless, it is important to recognize these sources and approaches associated with them, even when working with appropriated theories, since traditional ethical theory does and should influence modern bioethics.
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Medical Ethics' Appropriation of Moral Philosophy: The Case of the Sympathetic and the Unsympathetic Physician Baker, Robert; McCullough, Laurence (2007-03)Philosophy textbooks typically treat bioethics as a form of "applied ethics"?i.e., an attempt to apply a moral theory, like utilitarianism, to controversial ethical issues in biology and medicine. Historians, however, can ...