Biopolitical Barriers to a Potterian Bioethics: The (Potentially) Missed Opportunity of Epigenetics

American Journal of Bioethics 17 (9):15-17 (2017)
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Abstract

Lee (2017) calls for greater attention to the shared epistemological and normative grounds of both public health ethics and environmental ethics, and to Potter’s original conception of bioethics, which, as she rightly observes, has been largely disregarded in contemporary North American bioethics scholarship and practice. In a previous publication we also argued in favor of reviving the Potterian approach to bioethics; we built a case grounded in “the relatively new field of molecular epigenetics [that] provides novel information that should serve as additional justification for expanding the scope of bioethics to include environmental and public health concerns.”

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