What can history do for bioethics?

Bioethics 27 (4):215-223 (2013)

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Duncan Wilson
University of Nevada, Reno
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This article details the relationship between history and bioethics. I argue that historians' reluctance to engage with bioethics rests on a misreading of the field as solely reducible to applied ethics, and overlooks previous enthusiasm for historical perspectives. I claim that seeing bioethics as its practitioners see it – as an interdisciplinary meeting ground – should encourage historians to collaborate in greater numbers. I conclude by outlining how bioethics might benefit from new histories of the field, and how historians can lend a fresh perspective to bioethical debates
Keywords history  pluralism  empirical turn  bioethics
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2011.01933.x
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