From integrative bioethics to pseudoscience

Developing World Bioethics 12 (3):148-156 (2012)
Integrative bioethics is a brand of bioethics conceived and propagated by a group of Croatian philosophers and other scholars. This article discusses and shows that the approach encounters several serious difficulties. In criticizing certain standard views on bioethics and in presenting their own, the advocates of integrative bioethics fall into various conceptual confusions and inconsistencies. Although presented as a project that promises to deal with moral dilemmas created by modern science and technology, integrative bioethics does not contain the slightest normativity or action-guiding capacity. Portrayed as a scientific and interdisciplinary enterprise, integrative bioethics displays a large number of pseudoscientific features that throw into doubt its overall credibility.
Keywords applied ethics  conceptual confusion  integrative bioethics  pseudoscience  normativity  inconsistency
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DOI 10.1111/j.1471-8847.2012.00330.x
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Henk ten Have & Bert Gordijn (2012). Regions, Concepts and Integrations. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 15 (4):363-364.

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