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The Roots of Bioethics: Health, Progress, Technology, Death

Daniel Callahan


Daniel Callahan, a cofounder of the Hastings Center in 1969, has been writing books and articles in the field of bioethics for some 45 years. Trained as a philosopher, but as someone who spent time early in his career as an editor, he has always aimed to do solid work in ethics but also to reach a broad public audience. Although he has aimed for a breadth of audience, he has not less aimed for a breadth of subjects in bioethics. This collection of essays manifests his interest in literate writing while also moving among a wide array of ethical issues. Some of his earliest essays focused on the ... More

Keywords: medicine, death, progress, autonomy, communitarianism, technology, obligations, politics, rationing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199931378
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931378.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Callahan, author
President, Hastings Center of Bioethics