By Arthur L Caplan and Robert Arp (eds.)

Modern Debates in Bioethics incorporates a well timed selection of hugely readable, debate-style arguments contributed by way of lots of today’s best bioethics students, targeting center bioethical issues of the twenty-first century.

Written in an enticing, debate-style layout for accessibility to non-specialists
Features basic introductions to every subject that precede scholarly debates
Presents the newest, state of the art ideas on appropriate bioethics principles, arguments, and debates

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Groundwork of the metaphysics of morals (M. ). (Section I: Transition from common rational to philosophic moral cognition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Korsgaard, C. (1996). Creating the kingdom of ends. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Lander, M. (1999). Circumcision and virtue ethics. In G. Denniston, F. Hodges, & M. ), Male and female circumcision: medical, legal, and ethical considerations in ­pediatric practice (pp. 409–412). New York: Kluwer Academic. Macklin, R. (1999). Against relativism: Cultural diversity and the search for ethical universals in medicine.

Given this rich and somewhat repetitive history, it would be presumptuous to suggest that some original insights on this age-old argument are about to be presented here. Nor will we cover all of the key historical and intellectual moments that have brought us to where we are today. Nevertheless, it will be necessary to touch upon a few historical details, particularly as they relate to the concept of human dignity, in order to appreciate some of the key differences in the understanding of the nature of morality and the process of moral reasoning that underlie the current debate.

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