Couldn’t find the language – the positive counterparts of risk and hazards

By David Hunter Continuing my recent theme of the impact of language on ethics and decision making I’m presently writing a paper on the use of claims based on justice to object to new technologies such as human enhancement or synthetic biology. In the process of writing this paper I’ve encountered a rather odd gap […]

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Toleration and method in bioethics

By David Hunter It has been argued by some that bioethicists and in particular philosophers must be tolerant of the variety of different methods that might be employed in trying to answer the questions focused on by medical ethics/bioethics. Thus it is claimed we ought to accept as equally valid to classic philosophical analysis; empirical […]

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Welcome to the Medical Ethics blog!

Medical ethics is a fast moving field where there is always some new scientific or political development to analyse and discuss. It is difficult for a journal like the Journal of Medical Ethics (JME) to keep up with these day to day developments in its print version, but we hope to do it in this […]

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