Reconfiguring the Bioethics of Reproduction

Abstract
The paper contends that, despite critiquing certain aspects of modernist thought feminist bioethics has become stuck in its own inadequate paradigms that pay insufficient attention to either the theoretical insights of postmodernism, or to the capacities of biotechnology in the postmodern era to disrupt prior certainties. In the face of an incalculable expansion of both theoretical and material possibilities, feminist bioethicists working in the field of reproduction have remained largely unwilling to reconfigure notions such as embodiment, subjectivity, agency, and so on. There is little recognition of a need for an openness to the shifting complexities, or to think without prior determination. Starting with a brief critique of the normative values of one governmental body concerned with biotechnology, I move on to suggest how postmodernism mightframe an appropriate bioethical response, both to the explicit material issues, and to a rethinking of ethics itself
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 1077-1999
DOI 10.5840/pcw200411110
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 24,975
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Feminist Bioethics and Psychiatry.Norah Martin - 2001 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 26 (4):431 – 441.
Feminism & Bioethics: Beyond Reproduction.Susan M. Wolf (ed.) - 1996 - Oxford University Press.
Feminist Bioethics: At the Center, on the Margins. [REVIEW]Robyn Bluhm - 2011 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 4 (2):154-159.
Susan M. Wolf (Ed.): Feminism and Bioethics: Beyond Reproduction.Lisa S. Parker - 1998 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 19 (4):411-418.
(Un)Expected Suffering: The Corporeal Specificity of Vulnerability.Jessica Robyn Cadwallader - 2012 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 5 (2):105-125.
In Search of a Wide-Angle Lens.Harold Braswell - 2011 - Hastings Center Report 41 (3):19-21.
Altering the Body.Robin L. Zebrowski - 2006 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 20 (2):229-246.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2011-01-09

Total downloads

5 ( #577,876 of 2,058,163 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #396,194 of 2,058,163 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums