Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 27 (3):355 – 368 (2002)

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This paper argues that a precautionary approach to scientific progress of the sort advocated by Walter Glannon with respect to life-extending therapies involves both incoherence and irresolvable paradox. This paper demonstrates the incoherence of the precautionary approach in many circumstances and argues that with respect to life-extending therapies we have at present no persuasive reasons for a moratorium on such research.
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DOI 10.1076/jmep.27.3.355.2983
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