David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
American Journal of Bioethics 3 (2):36-39 (2003)
In this paper, I explore briefly the "secular priesthood" metaphor often applied to bioethicists. I next ask: if, despite our discomfort with the metaphor, we were to embrace the best aspects of the priesthood(s) ? which I identify as the missionaries' willingness to work among sinners and lepers, at their own peril ? would we be able to live up to that standard of bravery? I then draw a parallel with the fears of contagion currently be voiced (by Carl Elliott and others), with regard to bioethicists working in or near corporate settings. I argue that such fears may themselves have a number of deleterious effects, and I suggest several possible positive steps in response to that fear
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|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
Margaret L. Eaton (2008). Managing the Risks Associated with Using Biomedical Ethics Advice. Journal of Business Ethics 77 (1):99 - 109.
Similar books and articles
Louis E. Newman (1993). Talking Ethics with Strangers: A View From Jewish Tradition. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 18 (6):549-567.
David Stockton (1975). Publicans And Sinners E. Badian: Publicans and Sinners: Private Enterprise in the Service of the Roman Republic. Pp. 170. Oxford: Blackwell, 1972. Cloth, £2·40. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 25 (01):96-98.
Mark P. Aulisio (1998). The Foundations of Bioethics: Contingency and Relevance. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 23 (4):428 – 438.
Joseph Prabhu (2010). Hegel's Secular Theology. Sophia 49 (2):217–29.
H. T. Engelhardt (2011). Confronting Moral Pluralism in Posttraditional Western Societies: Bioethics Critically Reassessed. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 36 (3):243-260.
Brayton Polka (2005). Who is the Single Individual?: On the Religious and the Secular in Kierkegaard. Philosophy and Theology 17 (1/2):157-175.
Jason Scott Robert (2009). Toward a Better Bioethics. Science and Engineering Ethics 15 (3):283-291.
Jeffrey Hause (2007). Abelard on Degrees of Sinfulness. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (2):251-270.
Carson Strong (2006). Preembryo Personhood: An Assessment of the President's Council Arguments. [REVIEW] Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 27 (5):433-453.
Leigh Turner (2009). Anthropological and Sociological Critiques of Bioethics. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6 (1):83-98.
Harold Braswell (2011). In Search of a Wide-Angle Lens. Hastings Center Report 41 (3):19-21.
M. Haeussler (2008). Between Kant and Weber. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 45:137-143.
Renée C. Fox (2008). Observing Bioethics. Oxford University Press.
Helen Bequaert Holmes (2001). When Health Means Wealth, Can Bioethicists Respond? Health Care Analysis 9 (2):213-228.
Added to index2010-09-14
Total downloads3 ( #293,020 of 1,101,139 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #290,630 of 1,101,139 )
How can I increase my downloads?