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    Respect for Persons.R. S. Downie - 1969 - New York: Schocken Books.
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    Philosophical Medical Ethics.R. S. Downie & Ranaan Gillon - 1987 - Philosophical Quarterly 37 (149):461.
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  3. Hope.R. S. Downie - 1963 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 24 (2):248-251.
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    Forgiveness.R. S. Downie - 1965 - Philosophical Quarterly 15 (59):128-134.
  5. Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care.R. S. Downie - 1994 - Oxford University Press.
    The book offers an introduction to the moral concepts and value of health care. It is written by a moral philosopher, a doctor and a nurse and contains questions, cases and exercises which are suitable for medical, nursing and all students and commentators on health care. Moral dilemmas include consent, confidentiality, the giving or withholding of information, and the economics of health care. The issues of artificial reproduction, terminal care and the research and testing of drugs are addressed.
     
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  6. Professions and Professionalism.R. S. Downie - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 24 (2):147–159.
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    Parenting and the Best Interests of Minors.R. S. Downie & F. Randall - 1997 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 22 (3):219-231.
    The treatment decisions of competent adults, especially treatment refusals, are generally respected. In the case of minors something turns on their age, and older minors ought increasingly to make their own decisions. On the other hand, parents decide on behalf of infants and young children. Their right to do so can best be justified in terms of the importance of preserving intimate family relationships, rather than in terms of the child's best interests, although the child's best interests will most often (...)
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    Collective Responsibility.R. S. Downie - 1969 - Philosophy 44 (167):66 - 69.
    In his paper ‘Collective Responsibility’ Mr. D. E. Cooper argues for the thesis that collectives can be held responsible in a sense not reducible to the individual responsibility of the members of the collective. And he uses this conclusion to support views of individual responsibility and of blame and punishment which he wishes to assert independently. Is hall argue that although there is a sense in which the actions and responsibility of a collective cannot be analysed in terms of the (...)
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    Education and Personal Relationships: A Philosophical Study.R. S. Downie - 1974 - Distributed in the U.S. By Harper and Row.
    Chapter One Introduction: the concept of a teacher People teach each other many things in the course of their everyday lives. There is a distinction, ...
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    Roles and Values: An Introduction to Social Ethics.R. S. Downie - 1971 - London: Methuen.
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    Political Obligation.R. S. Downie & Thomas McPherson - 1968 - Philosophical Quarterly 18 (73):378.
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    Three Accounts of Promising.R. S. Downie - 1985 - Philosophical Quarterly 35 (140):259-271.
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    Literature and Medicine.R. S. Downie - 1991 - Journal of Medical Ethics 17 (2):93-98.
    There are various ways in which medicine and literature interact, but this paper concentrates on the contribution which literature can make to 'whole person understanding'. Scientific understanding is concerned with seeing events and actions in terms of patterns or similarities. But 'whole person understanding' is concerned with uniqueness or with what it is for a given person to have an illness. Literature can in various ways develop this kind of understanding.
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    Practical Problems in the Teaching of Ethics to Medical Students.K. C. Calman & R. S. Downie - 1987 - Journal of Medical Ethics 13 (3):153-156.
    Some practical problems in the teaching of ethics to medical students are described. The definition of the objectives of the course remains the central aspect, and is more important than the specific content. The use of student projects, buzz groups, case histories and discussion points is described. There is a need for student assessment or examination at the end of the course. The teachers require a broad background in philosophy, clinical medicine and teaching skills. The learning of the teachers may (...)
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    Supererogation and Altruism: A Comment.R. S. Downie - 2002 - Journal of Medical Ethics 28 (2):75-76.
    Supererogation can be distinguished from altruism, in that the former is located in the category of duty but exceeds the strict requirements of duty, whereas altruism belongs to a different moral category from duty. It follows that doctors do not act altruistically in their professional roles. Individual doctors may sometimes show supererogation, but supererogation is not a necessary feature of the medical profession. The aim of medicine is to act in the best interests of patients. This aim involves neither supererogation (...)
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    Social Roles and Moral Responsibility.R. S. Downie - 1964 - Philosophy 39 (147):29 - 36.
    The concept of moral responsibility has many applications. We speak, for example, of a person's responsibilities, and mean his professional or domestic commitments. In this sense a person can be said to have too many responsibilities, or none at all, and he can be said to be responsible to or for another person. Again, we can speak of the person himself as being responsible or irresponsible, and mean that he is conscientious and trustworthy in the performance of his duties or (...)
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    The Significance of Sense: Meaning, Modality, and Morality.R. S. Downie - 1973 - Philosophical Quarterly 23 (91):185.
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    Professional Ethics: Further Comments.R. S. Downie - 1986 - Journal of Medical Ethics 12 (4):195-196.
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    Medical Humanities: A Vision and Some Cautionary Notes.R. S. Downie - 2003 - Medical Humanities 29 (1):37-38.
    Stephen Pattison outlines his vision for medical humanities and then offers cautionary notes on what might go wrong with the movement. These notes are based on what he holds has already gone wrong with medical ethics, dramatically described as the “death course of a discipline”. I have a great deal of sympathy both with his anxieties about the future development of medical humanities and with his critique of medical ethics. My reasons in both cases are a little different from his, (...)
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    The Ethics of Medical Involvement in Torture.R. S. Downie - 1993 - Journal of Medical Ethics 19 (3):135-137.
    The difficulties of establishing a definition of torture are discussed, and a definition is suggested. It is then argued that, irrespective of general ethical questions, doctors in particular should never be involved because of their social role.
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    Sense and Delusion.R. S. Downie, Ilham Dilman & D. Z. Phillips - 1972 - Philosophical Quarterly 22 (87):184.
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    Autonomy.R. S. Downie & Elizabeth Telfer - 1971 - Philosophy 46 (178):293 - 301.
    It is often said that human beings have the ability to plan and choose what to do, can think for themselves and have the freedom and the right to form their own opinions on moral questions. Such claims are sometimes expressed by saying that the human agent is autonomous. In this paper we shall try to disentangle various theses about the autonomy of the agent which the common claims do not always distinguish.
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    Matter and Method.R. S. Downie & R. Harre - 1966 - Philosophical Quarterly 16 (65):408.
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  24. Objective and Reactive Attitudes.R. S. Downie - 1966 - Analysis 26 (December):33-39.
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    Caring and Curing: A Philosophy of Medicine and Social Work.R. S. Downie - 1982 - Methuen.
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    Government Action and Morality.R. S. Downie - 1964 - New York: St Martin's Press.
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    Caring and Curing.R. S. Downie & Elizabeth Telfer - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (1):100-104.
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    The Hypothetical Imperative.R. S. Downie - 1984 - Mind 93 (372):481-490.
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    Ethics, Morals and Moral Philosophy.R. S. Downie - 1980 - Journal of Medical Ethics 6 (1):33-34.
    The aim of the article is to distinguish for a medical readership different senses of and connections between the words 'ethics', 'morals', and 'moral philosophy'. 'ethics' and 'morals' can be used as synonyms to refer to first order morality; they can be used to distinguish different areas within morality; 'professional ethics' can be a specialized form of first order morality; or it can refer to codified procedures; 'ethics' can be a synonym for moral philosophy, which is the study of first-order (...)
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    Professions and Professionalism.R. S. Downie - 1990 - Philosophy of Education 24 (2):147-159.
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    Professional Ethics.R. S. Downie - 1986 - Journal of Medical Ethics 12 (2):64-66.
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    Legal Obligation.R. S. Downie - 1977 - Philosophical Quarterly 27 (108):279-280.
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    Bioethics and the Humanities: Attitudes and Perceptions.R. S. Downie - 2007 - Routledge-Cavendish.
    Critiquing many areas of medical practice and research whilst making constructive suggestions about medical education, this book extends the scope of medical ethics beyond sole concern with regulation. Illustrating some humanistic ways of understanding patients, this volume explores the connections between medical ethics, healthcare and subjects, such as philosophy, literature, creative writing and medical history and how they can affect the attitudes of doctors towards patients and the perceptions of medicine, health and disease which have become part of contemporary culture. (...)
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    Mill on Pleasure and Self-Development.R. S. Downie - 1966 - Philosophical Quarterly 16 (62):69-71.
  35. Roles and Moral Agency.R. S. Downie - 1968 - Analysis 29 (2):39 - 42.
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    The Rules of Insanity: Moral Responsibility and the Mentally Ill Offender.R. S. Downie - 1997 - Journal of Medical Ethics 23 (3):196-197.
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    Research on Dead Infants.R. S. Downie - 2003 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 24 (2):161-175.
    This paper examines the ethicalproblems that arise when research is carriedout after autopsy on dead infants. It comparesthe right of parents against that of the publicinterest in matters of research on dead minors. The basis for the respect that is widelyaccorded to the body of a dead person isexamined and is shown to ground the parentalinterest. A discussion of the nature of thefamily suggests that `informed consent' is notthe best term to apply to the process ofparental consultation. Some reasons areprovided (...)
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    Definition.R. S. Downie - 1994 - Journal of Medical Ethics 20 (3):181-184.
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    Roles and Values.Robert Brown & R. S. Downie - 1973 - Philosophical Review 82 (4):520.
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    Politics and Experience.R. S. Downie, Preston King & B. C. Parekh - 1970 - Philosophical Quarterly 20 (80):299.
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    Explanation in Social Science. By Brown Robert. (Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1963. Pp. 198. Price 25s.).R. S. Downie - 1964 - Philosophy 39 (148):182-.
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    Values and Valuing: Speculations on the Ethical Life of Persons.R. S. Downie - 1991 - Philosophical Quarterly 41 (165):507-510.
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    Ethics and Surveys.R. S. Downie - 1984 - Journal of Medical Ethics 10 (2):77-78.
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    New Books. [REVIEW]R. F. Atkinson, Brian Medlin, T. A. Goudge, Hidé Ishiguro, Gillian Romney, J. H. S. Armstrong, Peter Winch, R. S. Downie & Vincent Turner - 1964 - Mind 73 (292):595-616.
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    Plato, Utilitarianism and Education.R. S. Downie - 1976 - Philosophical Quarterly 26 (103):167-168.
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    Caring and Curing. [REVIEW]Stuart M. Brown, R. S. Downie & Elizabeth Telfer - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (1):100-104.
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    Attention.R. S. Downie - 1965 - Philosophical Books 6 (3):30-31.
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    Articulations: The Body and Illness in Poetry.R. S. Downie - 1995 - Journal of Medical Ethics 21 (5):314-314.
  49. BROWN, ROBERT-"Explanation in Social Science". [REVIEW]R. S. Downie - 1964 - Philosophy 39:182.
     
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    By What Right?: Studies in Medicine, Ethics and the Law.R. S. Downie - 1991 - Journal of Medical Ethics 17 (4):222-222.
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