Human Dignity in Bioethics and Biolaw

Oxford University Press (2001)
The concept of human dignity is increasingly invoked in bioethical debate and, indeed, in international instruments concerned with biotechnology and biomedicine. While some commentators consider appeals to human dignity to be little more than rhetoric and not worthy of serious consideration, the authors of this groundbreaking new study give such appeals distinct and defensible meaning through an application of the moral theory of Alan Gewirth.
Keywords Medical ethics  Bioethics  Dignity
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Call number R725.5.B485 2001
ISBN(s) 0198268262   9780198268260
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