By Arthur L Caplan and Robert Arp (eds.)
Modern Debates in Bioethics includes a well timed choice of hugely readable, debate-style arguments contributed via lots of today’s most sensible bioethics students, targeting center bioethical matters of the twenty-first century.
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Features normal introductions to every subject that precede scholarly debates
Presents the most recent, state-of-the-art innovations on appropriate bioethics principles, arguments, and debates
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How does such a formal principle provide normative direction in the wide variety of particular historical, social, and cultural circumstances that characterize the human situation? Given the focus of this volume, how does the principle of respect for human dignity inform contemporary debates in bioethics? The beginnings of an answer to such questions can be found in a companion notion of dignity that is also extant in our ordinary moral discourse. Unlike the formal, universal conception that underlies the principle of respect for human dignity defended here, this companion conception is contingent on a variety of historical, social, and cultural perspectives.