Bioethics 26 (4):198-206 (2010)
|Abstract||Like any discipline, bioethics is a developing field of academic inquiry; and recent trends in scholarship have been towards more engagement with empirical research. This ‘empirical turn’ has provoked extensive debate over how such ‘descriptive’ research carried out in the social sciences contributes to the distinctively normative aspect of bioethics. This paper will address this issue by developing a practical research methodology for the inclusion of data from social science studies into ethical deliberation. This methodology will be based on a naturalistic conception of ethical theory that sees practice as informing theory just as theory informs practice – the two are symbiotically related. From this engagement with practice, the ways that such theories need to be extended and developed can be determined. This is a practical methodology for integrating theory and practice that can be used in empirical studies, one that uses ethical theory both to explore the data and to draw normative conclusions|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Linda Klebe Trevino (1994). Normative and Empirical Business Ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly 4 (2):129-143.
Sebastian Schleidgen, Michael C. Jungert & Robert H. Bauer (2010). Mission: Impossible? On Empirical-Normative Collaboration in Ethical Reasoning. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 13 (1).
Peter Hucklenbroich (1998). Steps Towards a Theory of Medical Practice. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 19 (3).
Evert Leeuwen Martine de Vrievans (forthcoming). Reflective Equilibrium and Empirical Data: Third Person Moral Experiences in Empirical Medical Ethics. Bioethics.
Martine de Vries & Evert van Leeuwen (2010). Reflective Equilibrium and Empirical Data: Third Person Moral Experiences in Empirical Medical Ethics. Bioethics 24 (9):490-498.
Albert W. Musschenga (2005). Empirical Ethics, Context-Sensitivity, and Contextualism. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 30 (5):467 – 490.
Maya J. Goldenberg (2001 MA thesis). The Theory and Practice of Biomedical Ethics : A Troubled Divide. Dissertation, McGill University
Guy Widdershoven, Tineke Abma & Bert Molewijk (2009). Empirical Ethics as Dialogical Practice. Bioethics 23 (4):236-248.
Valerie Tiberius & Jason Swartwood (2011). Wisdom Revisited: A Case Study in Normative Theorizing. Philosophical Explorations 14 (3):277-295.
Jonathan Ives (2013). A Method of Reflexive Balancing in a Pragmatic, Interdisciplinary and Reflexive Bioethics. Bioethics 27 (6).
Jonathan Ives & Heather Draper (2009). Appropriate Methodologies for Empirical Bioethics: It's All Relative. Bioethics 23 (4):249-258.
Bert Molewijk, Anne M. Stiggelbout, Wilma Otten, Heleen M. Dupuis & Job Kievit (2004). Scientific Contribution. Empirical Data and Moral Theory. A Plea for Integrated Empirical Ethics. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 7 (1):55-69.
Edmund Nierlich (1990). Eine Konstruktivistische Grundlegung der Objekte Empirisch-Wissenschaftlicher Theorien. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 21 (1):75 - 104.
Samia Hurst (2010). What 'Empirical Turn in Bioethics'? Bioethics 24 (8):439-444.
Alex Viskovatoff (2003). Rationalism and Mainstream Economics. Journal of Economic Methodology 10 (3):397-415.
Added to index2010-10-07
Total downloads17 ( #72,089 of 556,895 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?