David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Sandra Shapshay (ed.)
Johns Hopkins University Press (2009)
Bioethics at the Movies explores the ways in which popular films engage basic bioethical concepts and concerns. Twenty philosophically grounded essays use cinematic tools such as character and plot development, scene-setting, and narrative-framing to demonstrate a range of principles and topics in contemporary medical ethics. The first section plumbs popular and bioethical thought on birth, abortion, genetic selection, and personhood through several films, including The Cider House Rules, Citizen Ruth, Gattaca, and I, Robot. In the second section, the contributors examine medical practice and troubling questions about the quality and commodification of life by way of Dirty Pretty Things, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and other movies. The third section's essays use Million Dollar Baby, Critical Care, Big Fish, and Soylent Green to show how the medical profession and society at large view issues related to aging, death, and dying. A final section makes use of Extreme Measures and select Spanish and Japanese films to discuss two foundational matters in bioethics: the role of theories and principles in medicine and the importance of cultural context in devising care. Structured to mirror bioethics and cinema classes, this innovative work includes end-of-chapter questions for further consideration and contributions from scholars from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Israel, Spain, and Australia. Contributors: Robert Arp, Ph.D., Michael C. Brannigan, Ph.D., Matthew Burstein, Ph.D., Antonio Casado da Rocha, Ph.D., Stephen Coleman, Ph.D., Jason T. Eberl, Ph.D., Paul J. Ford, Ph.D., Helen Frowe, M.A., Colin Gavaghan, Ph.D., Richard Hanley, Ph.D., Nancy Hansen, Ph.D., Al-Yasha Ilhaam, Ph.D., Troy Jollimore, Ph.D., Amy Kind, Ph.D., Zana Marie Lutfiyya, Ph.D., Terrance McConnell, Ph.D., Andy Miah, Ph.D., Nathan Norbis, Ph.D., Kenneth Richman, Ph.D., Karen D. Schwartz, LL.B., M.A., Sandra Shapshay, Ph.D., Daniel Sperling, LL.M., S.J.D., Becky Cox White, R.N., Ph.D., Clark Wolf, Ph.D
|Keywords||Medical ethics Motion pictures Bioethical Issues Motion Pictures as Topic|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$6.95 used (75% off) $16.99 new (38% off) $23.80 direct from Amazon (12% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||R725.5.B52 2009|
|ISBN(s)||0801890780 0801890772 9780801890789|
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
Melinda C. Hall (2013). Reconciling the Disability Critique and Reproductive Liberty: The Case of Negative Genetic Selection. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 6 (1):121-143.
Similar books and articles
Richard Taylor & Boris Mikhaĭlovich Ėĭkhenbaum (eds.) (1982). The Poetics of Cinema. Rpt Publications in Association with Dept. Of Literature, University of Essex.
Dean A. Kowalski (2010/2012). Moral Theory at the Movies: An Introduction to Ethics. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Ronald Michael Green, Aine Donovan & Steven A. Jauss (eds.) (2008). Global Bioethics: Issues of Conscience for the Twenty-First Century. Oxford University Press.
Henri G. Colt, Silvia Quadrelli & Lester D. Friedman (eds.) (2011). The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies. Oxford University Press.
John David Rhodes & Elena Gorfinkel (eds.) (2011). Taking Place: Location and the Moving Image. University of Minnesota Press.
Noël Carroll (2008). The Philosophy of Motion Pictures. Blackwell Pub..
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads10 ( #137,947 of 1,096,425 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #231,754 of 1,096,425 )
How can I increase my downloads?