Bioethics, Public Moral Argument, and Social Responsibility explores the role of democratically oriented argument in promoting public understanding and discussion of the benefits and burdens of biotechnological progress.
The contributors examine moral and policy controversies surrounding biomedical technologies and their place in American society, beginning with an examination of discourse and moral authority in democracy, and addressing a set of issues that include: dignity in health care; the social responsibilities of scientists, journalists, and scholars; and the language of genetics and moral responsibility.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
"[...A] readable fountain of knowledge that may serve as a refresher on the fundamentals of bioethics and public moral argument [...and a] precious contribution to the bookshelves of not only bioethicists but also practicing phycicians." --Marcel Levi, University of Amsterdam in The Journal of the American Medical Association