skip to content
The methods of bioethics : an essay in meta-bioethics Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The methods of bioethics : an essay in meta-bioethics

Author: John McMillan, Dr.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Series: Issues in biomedical ethics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
This is the first book in bioethics that explains how it is that you actually go about doing good bioethics. Bioethics has made a mistake about its methods, and this has led not only to too much theorizing, but also fragmentation within bioethics. The unhelpful disputes between those who think bioethics needs to be more philosophical, more sociological, more clinical, or more empirical, continue. While each of these  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John McMillan, Dr.
ISBN: 9780199603756 0199603758
OCLC Number: 1079824168
Description: x, 186 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: How to find your footing in bioethics --
Part I: Bioethics: What is bioethics? --
Good bioethics --
Part II: The spectres of bioethics: Four spectres of bioethics --
The fact value spectre --
Part III: The methods of bioethics --
Empirical, Socratic bioethics --
What is an ethical argument? --
Speculative argument and bioethics --
Drawing distinctions: defining, reclaiming and analysing moral concepts --
Drawing distinctions: novel, sublime and slippery moral concepts --
What it is to reason about ethics
Series Title: Issues in biomedical ethics.
Responsibility: John McMillan.

Abstract:

This is the first book that explains how you actually go about doing good bioethics. John McMillan develops an account of the nature of bioethics; he reveals how a number of methodological spectres  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

McMillan presents an innovative, historically aware, and zeitgeist-capturing manifesto for contemporary bioethics ... Overall, this book serves not only as a fresh foundation on which bioethicists Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(2)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1079824168> # The methods of bioethics : an essay in meta-bioethics
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "1079824168" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/B790-5739> ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/174.2/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5266882189#Topic/bioethics> ; # Bioethics
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5266882189#Topic/bioethical_issues> ; # Bioethical Issues
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5266882189#Person/mcmillan_john_dr> ; # Dr. John McMillan
    schema:bookEdition "First edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2018" ;
    schema:description "This is the first book in bioethics that explains how it is that you actually go about doing good bioethics. Bioethics has made a mistake about its methods, and this has led not only to too much theorizing, but also fragmentation within bioethics. The unhelpful disputes between those who think bioethics needs to be more philosophical, more sociological, more clinical, or more empirical, continue. While each of these claims will have some point, they obscure what should be common to all instances of bioethics. Moreover, they provide another phantom that can lead newcomers to bioethics down blind alleyways stalked by bristling sociologists and philosophers. The method common to all bioethics is bringing moral reason to bear upon ethical issues, and it is more accurate and productive to clarify what this involves than to stake out a methodological patch that shows why one discipline is the most important. This book develops an account of the nature of bioethics and then explains how a number of methodological spectres have obstructed bioethics becoming what it should. In the final part, it explains how moral reason can be brought to bear upon practical issues via an 'empirical, Socratic' approach."@en ;
    schema:description "How to find your footing in bioethics -- Part I: Bioethics: What is bioethics? -- Good bioethics -- Part II: The spectres of bioethics: Four spectres of bioethics -- The fact value spectre -- Part III: The methods of bioethics -- Empirical, Socratic bioethics -- What is an ethical argument? -- Speculative argument and bioethics -- Drawing distinctions: defining, reclaiming and analysing moral concepts -- Drawing distinctions: novel, sublime and slippery moral concepts -- What it is to reason about ethics"@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5266882189> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5266882189#Series/issues_in_biomedical_ethics> ; # Issues in biomedical ethics.
    schema:name "The methods of bioethics : an essay in meta-bioethics"@en ;
    schema:productID "1079824168" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199603756> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB8L2910> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1079824168> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5266882189#Person/mcmillan_john_dr> # Dr. John McMillan
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "McMillan" ;
    schema:givenName "John" ;
    schema:name "Dr. John McMillan" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5266882189#Series/issues_in_biomedical_ethics> # Issues in biomedical ethics.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1079824168> ; # The methods of bioethics : an essay in meta-bioethics
    schema:name "Issues in biomedical ethics." ;
    schema:name "Issues in biomedical ethics" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5266882189#Topic/bioethical_issues> # Bioethical Issues
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Bioethical Issues"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199603756>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0199603758" ;
    schema:isbn "9780199603756" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.