David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Bioethics 24 (5):256-265 (2010)
In this paper we set forth what we believe to be a relatively controversial argument, claiming that 'bioethics' needs to undergo a fundamental change in the way it is practised. This change, we argue, requires philosophical bioethicists to adopt reflexive practices when applying their analyses in public forums, acknowledging openly that bioethics is an embedded socio-cultural practice, shaped by the ever-changing intuitions of individual philosophers, which cannot be viewed as a detached intellectual endeavour. This said, we argue that in order to manage the personal, social and cultural embeddedness of bioethics, philosophical bioethicists should openly acknowledge how their practices are constructed and should, in their writing, explicitly deal with issues of bias and conflict of interest, just as empirical scientists are required to do.
|Keywords||moral intuition empirical bioethics critical bioethics moral assumption bioethics reflexivity|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Mark Sheehan & Michael Dunn (2010). No Sex Please, We're Social Scientists? American Journal of Bioethics 10 (7):39-41.
Michael Dunn & Mark Sheehan (2010). No Sex Please, We're Social Scientists? American Journal of Bioethics 10 (7):39-41.
Michael Dunn, Mark Sheehan, Tony Hope & Michael Parker (2012). Toward Methodological Innovation in Empirical Ethics Research. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 21 (04):466-480.
Martyn D. Pickersgill (2013). From 'Implications' to 'Dimensions': Science, Medicine and Ethics in Society. [REVIEW] Health Care Analysis 21 (1):31-42.
Nicky Priaulx (2013). The Troubled Identity of the Bioethicist. Health Care Analysis 21 (1):6-19.
Similar books and articles
Stephen Wilkinson (2007). Eugenics and the Criticism of Bioethics. [REVIEW] Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 10 (4):409 - 418.
Søren Holm & Bryn Williams-Jones (2006). Global Bioethics – Myth or Reality? BMC Medical Ethics 7 (1):1-10.
Ana S. Iltis (2006). Look Who's Talking: The Interdisciplinarity of Bioethics and the Implications for Bioethics Education. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 31 (6):629 – 641.
Michael Dunn & Jonathan Ives (2009). Methodology, Epistemology, and Empirical Bioethics Research: A Constructive/Ist Commentary. American Journal of Bioethics 9 (6):93-95.
Uriah Kriegel (2009). Temporally Token-Reflexive Experiences. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 39 (4):585-617.
Harold Braswell (2011). In Search of a Wide-Angle Lens. Hastings Center Report 41 (3):19-21.
Stephen S. Hanson (2011). Ethics in the Discipline(s) of Bioethics. HEC Forum 23 (3):171-192.
Carolyn Ells (2010). The Ethics of Bioethics: Mapping the Moral Landscape. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 3 (2):170-175.
Renée C. Fox (2008). Observing Bioethics. Oxford University Press.
Leigh Turner (2009). Anthropological and Sociological Critiques of Bioethics. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6 (1):83-98.
Added to index2010-05-04
Total downloads19 ( #101,121 of 1,410,267 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #107,949 of 1,410,267 )
How can I increase my downloads?