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    Visual bioethics.Paul Lauritzen - 2008 - American Journal of Bioethics 8 (12):50 – 56.
    Although images are pervasive in public policy debates in bioethics, few who work in the field attend carefully to the way that images function rhetorically. If the use of images is discussed at all, it is usually to dismiss appeals to images as a form of manipulation. Yet it is possible to speak meaningfully of visual arguments. Examining the appeal to images of the embryo and fetus in debates about abortion and stem cell research, I suggest that bioethicists would be (...)
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    Forgiveness: Moral Prerogative or Religious Duty?Paul Lauritzen - 1987 - Journal of Religious Ethics 15 (2):141-154.
    Philosophers have sometimes drawn a distinction between supererogation and duty. This paper considers the possibility that a religious understanding of hu- man life and history may require what would otherwise be considered praise worthy but not obligatory. The specific example here is forgiveness. The paper sketches a view of forgiveness and suggests that forgiveness is not, at least in contemporary Western thought, considered to be a moral obligation. Several reasons why this might be the case are considered as well as (...)
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    Stem Cells, Biotechnology, and Human Rights: Implications for a Posthuman Future.Paul Lauritzen - 2005 - Hastings Center Report 35 (2):25.
    : Successful stem cell therapies might change the natural contours of human life. If that happened, it would unsettle our ethical commitments and encourage us to see the entire natural world merely as material to be manipulated.
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  4. Reproductive technology in suffering's shadow.Paul Lauritzen - 2014 - In Ronald Michael Green & Nathan J. Palpant (eds.), Suffering and Bioethics. Oup Usa.
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    In Honor and Memory of Sumner B. Twiss.Diana Fritz Cates, Irene Oh, Bruce Grelle, Simeon O. Ilesanmi, John Kelsay, Paul Lauritzen, David Little, Ping-Cheung “Pc” Lo & Kate E. Temoney - 2024 - Journal of Religious Ethics 51 (4):545-566.
    Sumner B. (Barney) Twiss, who died in 2023, was for ten years a General Editor of the Journal of Religious Ethics (JRE). He was a frequent contributor of articles, a member of the JRE Editorial Board, and a member of the journal's Board of Trustees. In this article, colleagues and students reflect on some of his many contributions, not only to the JRE but to the broader discursive fields of comparative religious ethics and human rights.
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    A Feminist Ethic and the New Romanticism Mothering as a Model of Moral Relations.Paul Lauritzen - 1989 - Hypatia 4 (2):29-44.
    This paper claims that recent attempts to draw on the maternal experiences of women in order to articulate an ethic of care and compassion is a new romanticism. Like earlier romantic views, it is both attractive and potentially dangerous. The paper examines the basic claims of this new romanticism in order to identify both its strengths and weaknesses. I conclude that there are at least two versions of this new romanticism, one that relies primarily on the experiences of child-bearing in (...)
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    The Gift of Life and the Common Good: The Need for a Communal Approach to Organ Procurement.Paul Lauritzen, Michael McClure, Martin L. Smith & Andrew Trew - 2001 - Hastings Center Report 31 (1):29-35.
    Its critics to the contrary, the “gift of life” metaphor is not to be blamed for the indebtedness and guilt that organ recipients often experience. It is certainly misused, however, both by post‐transplant caregivers, who exploit it to manipulate recipients' behavior, and by the organ procurement system, which has failed to understand that the decision to give the gift of life must be approached communally.
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    What Price Parenthood?Paul Lauritzen - 1990 - Hastings Center Report 20 (2):38-46.
    Current reproductive technology challenges us to think seriously about social values surrounding childbearing. Thoughtful discussion must combine careful attention to the experience of pursuing parenthood by technological means with principled reflection on the morality of this pursuit.
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    A Feminist Ethic and the New Romanticism Mothering as a Model of Moral Relations.Paul Lauritzen - 1989 - Hypatia 4 (2):29 - 44.
    This paper claims that recent attempts to draw on the maternal experiences of women in order to articulate an ethic of care and compassion is a new romanticism. Like earlier romantic views, it is both attractive and potentially dangerous. The paper examines the basic claims of this new romanticism in order to identify both its strengths and weaknesses. I conclude that there are at least two versions of this new romanticism, one that relies primarily on the experiences of child-bearing in (...)
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    Ethics and Experience: The Case of the Curious Response.Paul Lauritzen - 1996 - Hastings Center Report 26 (1):6-15.
    The move in moral theory toward listening to and accommodating “experience” requires that we hear its diversity, take a closer look at its nature, and ask how it should function in moral deliberation.
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    Cloning and the Future of Human Embryo Research.Paul Lauritzen (ed.) - 2001 - Oup Usa.
    Hailed as revolutionary, the prospect of human cloning is actually the next logical step in a series of developments in reproductive technology that began with the first test-tube baby in 1978. This book addresses the debates over cloning in the context of new reproductive technology and human embryo research. It examines the status of preimplantation embryos, the ethical issues related to cloning and embryo research, and the formulation of public policy.
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    Emotions and Religious Ethics.Paul Lauritzen - 1988 - Journal of Religious Ethics 16 (2):307 - 324.
    Given the dichotomy traditionally posited between reason and emotion, ethicists have generally downplayed or ignored the role of emotions in the moral life. In this paper I argue that the traditional dichotomy between reason and emotion should be abandoned, and that developing an account of emotions that attends to their cognitive structure can pave the way for a reassessment of the role emotions play in our efforts to live morally. I suggest that this reassessment is of particular interest to religious (...)
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    The Challenge of Defining Success in Bioethics’ Humanist Wing.Paul Lauritzen - 2016 - Hastings Center Report 46 (5):43-44.
    In “Reason and the Republic of Opinion,” Leon Wieseltier bemoaned an age that reduces reason to utilitarian calculation and requires almost ritual genuflection before the altar of numbers. The spirit of this age is at work in the field of bioethics where, as Debra Mathews and colleagues point out in “A Conceptual Model for the Translation of Bioethics Research and Scholarship,” researchers and scholars are increasingly “being asked to demonstrate and also forecast the value and impact of their work.” Despite (...)
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    The Grieving Storyteller: Grief Narratives as a Source of Moral Reflection.Paul Lauritzen - 2024 - In Bharat Ranganathan & Caroline Anglim (eds.), Religion and Social Criticism: Tradition, Method, and Values. Springer Nature Switzerland. pp. 193-213.
    In one of his most important books, Children, Ethics, and Modern Medicine, Richard B. Miller argues that medical ethicists have too frequently focused on abstract moral and legal principles in wrestling with the issues raised by contemporary medical practice. Drawing on the anthropologist, Clifford Geertz, Miller suggests that ethicists must attend to both the “experience-near” realities that patients and their families confront and the “experience-distant” work of connecting those realities to the theoretical principles that might help illuminate the existential and (...)
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    The debate over liberal eugenics.Nicholas Agar, Dan W. Brock, Paul Lauritzen & Bernard G. Prusak - forthcoming - Hastings Center Report.
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    Preface.Christine Gudorf & Paul Lauritzen - 2003 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 23 (2):5-5.
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    Preface.Christine Gudorf & Paul Lauritzen - 2005 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 25 (2):5-5.
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    Preface.Christine Gudorf & Paul Lauritzen - 2004 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 24 (2):5-5.
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    Experience as Truth? Feminist Ethics, Experience and Reproductive Technology.Paul Lauritzen - 1991 - Monash Bioethics Review 11 (1):8-19.
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    Ethics, Human Oocytes and the Teleology of the Body: An Appreciation of Gilbert Meilaender’s Work.Paul Lauritzen - 2017 - Studies in Christian Ethics 30 (2):133-143.
    Gilbert Meilaender has been an important contributor to the field of bioethics for decades. His insistence that there is a natural teleology of the body that should constrain ambitions of the will in bioethics deserves careful attention. This article examines the idea of a natural teleology of the body as it applies to human oocytes. It argues that approaching human eggs in terms of their telos rather than their moral status is useful. The article examines how Meilaender deploys the idea (...)
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    Humanities and Atrocities.Paul Lauritzen - 2005 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 25 (1):235-246.
    SUMNER TWISS HAS ARGUED THAT HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION NEEDS TO be expanded to include work that traditionally is beyond the horizon of human rights literature. Specifically, human rights education could benefit from inclusion of humanistic genres such as novels, poetry, film, drama, and music, which engage our critical and emotional capacities. Examination of humanistic literature in relation to human rights atrocities might provide important and new insights into the causes of human rights abuses. In this essay I suggest that although (...)
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  22. Heating up the conversation?Paul Lauritzen - 2002 - Lahey Clinic Medical Ethics Journal 9 (3):6-7.
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  23. Lauritzen’s reply.Paul Lauritzen - 2002 - Lahey Clinic Medical Ethics Journal 9 (3):7-7.
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    Not Your Founder's Bioethics?Paul Lauritzen - 2013 - Hastings Center Report 43 (4):43-45.
    If you will be teaching a course in bioethics in the near future, you might want to assign the books here under review, even if you haven't yet read them. All three authors will be familiar to those working in the field of bioethics: Howard Brody (author of The Future of Bioethics) and Daniel Callahan (In Search of the Good: A Life in Bioethics) as long‐time, significant contributors to the profession, and John Evans (The History and Future of Bioethics: A (...)
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    Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “Visual Bioethics”.Paul Lauritzen - 2008 - American Journal of Bioethics 8 (12):2-3.
    Although images are pervasive in public policy debates in bioethics, few who work in the field attend carefully to the way that images function rhetorically. If the use of images is discussed at all, it is usually to dismiss appeals to images as a form of manipulation. Yet it is possible to speak meaningfully of visual arguments. Examining the appeal to images of the embryo and fetus in debates about abortion and stem cell research, I suggest that bioethicists would be (...)
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    The Ethics and Economics of Assisted Reproduction.Paul Lauritzen, Mary Lyndon Shanley & Maura A. Ryan - 2002 - Hastings Center Report 32 (5):43.
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    Thinking like a mountain : nature, wilderness, and the virtue of humility.Paul Lauritzen - 2011 - In Gregory E. Kaebnick (ed.), The Ideal of Nature: Debates About Biotechnology and the Environment. Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 114.
  28. Torture warrants and democratic states: Dirty hands in an age of terror.Paul Lauritzen - 2010 - Journal of Religious Ethics 38 (1):93-112.
    In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, policy makers and others have debated the question of whether or not the United States should torture in an effort to prevent terrorist attacks. In a series of controversial essays, the legal theorist Alan Dershowitz argues that, if a democratic society is going to torture, it should at least be done under the cover of law. To that end, he recommends establishing a legal mechanism by which a judge could issue torture warrants—much as (...)
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    Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Think No Evil: Ethics and the Appeal to Experience.Paul Lauritzen - 1997 - Hypatia 12 (2):83 - 104.
    This essay distinguishes three types of appeals to experience in ethics, identifies problems with appealing to experience, and argues that appeals to experience must be open to critical assessment, if experientially-based arguments are to be useful. Unless competing and potentially irreconcilable experiences can be assessed and adjudicated, experientially-based arguments will be problematic. The paper recommends thinking of the appeal to experience as a kind of storytelling to be evaluated as other stories are.
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    Focus on ethics and atrocity: An introduction.Sumner B. Twiss & Paul Lauritzen - 2010 - Journal of Religious Ethics 38 (1):1-3.
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    Errors of an ill-reasoning reason: The disparagement of emotions in the moral life. [REVIEW]Paul Lauritzen - 1991 - Journal of Value Inquiry 25 (1):5-21.
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    Philosophy of religion and the mirror of nature: Rorty's challenge to analytic philosophy of religion. [REVIEW]Paul Lauritzen - 1984 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 16 (1):29 - 39.
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    Review: The Self and Its Discontents: Recent Work on Morality and the Self. [REVIEW]Paul Lauritzen - 1994 - Journal of Religious Ethics 22 (1):187-210.
    Views of the self may be plotted on a set of coordinates. On the axis that runs from fragmentation to unity, Rorty and Rorty's Freud champion the decentered self while Wallwork, Taylor, and Ricoeur argue for a sovereign, unified self. On the other axis, which runs from the disengaged, inward-turning self to the engaged and "sedimented" self, Wallwork, would be positioned near Rorty, defending self-creation against the narrative identity affirmed by Taylor and Ricoeur. Despite his skepticism concerning the communitarian agenda (...)
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    Book Review:Surrogates and Other Mothers: The Debates over Assisted Reproduction. Ruth Macklin. [REVIEW]Paul Lauritzen - 1996 - Ethics 106 (2):476-.
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    Response to Richard B. Miller's "Children, Ethics, and Modern Medicine". [REVIEW]Paul Lauritzen - 2006 - Journal of Religious Ethics 34 (1):151 - 161.
    In this essay, Paul Lauritzen examines Richard B. Miller's liberal account of pediatric ethics by asking if the duty to promote a child's basic interests is substantial enough to secure the well-being of children. This question is raised in light of two case studies: daytime TV talk shows that broadcast interviews with sexually active children, and a medical study conducted to test the effect of growth hormone treatment on adult height in peripubertal children. In both cases, Lauritzen argues, children are (...)
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