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Bioethics: A systematic approach

Bernard Gert, Charles M. Culver, and K. Danner Clouser


BIOETHICS: A Systematic Approach is an extensive revision of Bioethics: A Return to Fundamentals. The subtitle has changed in order to emphasize that what distinguishes the authors’ approach to bioethics from almost all others is that it is systematic. It applies the account of morality and rationality presented in COMMON MORALITY: Deciding What To Do (2004) and MORALITY: Its Nature and Justification, Revised Edition (2005) to the moral problems that arise in the practice of medicine. The concept of rationality used to justify morality is the same concept that is used to define th ... More

Keywords: morality, rationality, irrationality, moral rules, duties, principlism, malady, adequate information, competence, coercion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195159066
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195159063.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bernard Gert, author
Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School, USA
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Charles M. Culver, author
Barry University, USA

K. Danner Clouser, author
Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, USA