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  1. F. A. Carnevale & D. M. Weinstock (2011). Questions in Contemporary Medicine and the Philosophy of Charles Taylor: An Introduction. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 36 (4):329-334.
    This article provides an introduction to the articles in this theme issue. This collection examines epistemological, ontological, moral and political questions in medicine in light of the philosophical ideas of Charles Taylor. A synthesis of Taylor's relevant work is presented. Taylor has argued for a conception of the human sciences that regards human life as meaningful–deriving meaning from surrounding horizons of significance. An overview of the interdisciplinary articles in this issue is presented. This collection advances our thinking in the philosophy (...)
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  2. M. R. Hunt & F. A. Carnevale (2011). Moral Experience: A Framework for Bioethics Research. Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (11):658-662.
    Theoretical and empirical research in bioethics frequently focuses on ethical dilemmas or problems. This paper draws on anthropological and phenomenological sources to develop an alternative framework for bioethical enquiry that allows examination of a broader range of how the moral is experienced in the everyday lives of individuals and groups. Our account of moral experience is subjective and hermeneutic. We define moral experience as “Encompassing a person's sense that values that he or she deem important are being realised or thwarted (...)
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  3. C. Taylor, F. A. Carnevale & D. M. Weinstock (2011). Toward a Hermeneutical Conception of Medicine: A Conversation with Charles Taylor. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 36 (4):436-445.
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  4. J. Chambers-Evans & F. A. Carnevale (2004). Dawning of Awareness: The Experience of Surrogate Decision Making at the End of Life. Journal of Clinical Ethics 16 (1):28-45.
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  5. Judy Rashotte & F. A. Carnevale (2004). Medical and Nursing Clinical Decision Making: A Comparative Epistemological Analysis. Nursing Philosophy 5 (2):160-174.
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  6. F. A. Carnevale (1998). The Utility of Futility: The Construction of Bioethical Problems. Nursing Ethics 5 (6):509-517.
    The aim of this article is to analyse the contemporary ‘futility discourse’ from a constructivist perspective. I will argue that bioethics discourse typically disregards the con text from which controversies emerge and the processes that inform and constrain such discourse. Constructivists have argued that scientific knowledge is expressive of the dominant paradigm within which a scientific community is working. I will outline an analysis of ‘medical futility’ as a construction of biomedical and bioethical communities (and their respective paradigms). I will (...)
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