Methods in Bioethics The Way We Reason Now

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2017-09-13
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

The late John D. Arras was Porterfield Professor of Bioethics, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Public Health Sciences, as well as a scholar-in-residence in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He was the author of numerous influential articles in bioethics as well as editor or co-editor of several books in the field. At the time of his death in 2015, he was a member of President Obama's Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

Table of Contents


1. Principlism: The Borg of Bioethics
2. A Common Morality for Hedgehogs: Bernard Gert
3. Getting Down to Cases: The Revival of Casuistry in Bioethics
4. Nice Story but So What: Narrative and Justification in Ethics
5. Dewey and Rorty's Pragmatism and Bioethics
6. Freestanding Pragmatism in Bioethics and Law
7. A Method in Search of a Purpose: The Internal Morality of Medicine
8. One Method to Rule Them All? Reflective Equilibrium in Bioethics
9. Concluding Reflections: Method in Bioethics-The Very Idea

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