Aristotle and Principlism in Bioethics

Diametros 45:59-70 (2015)
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Ronald Polansky
Duquesne University
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Principlism, a most prominent approach in bioethics, has been criticized for lacking an underlying moral theory. We propose that the four principles of principlism can be related to the four traditional cardinal virtues. These virtues appear prominently in Plato's Republic and in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. We show how this connection can be made. In this way principlism has its own compelling ethical basis
Keywords principlism  cardinal virtues  bioethics  Aristotle
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DOI 10.13153/diam.45.2015.796
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