Twine, Richard (2005) Constructing a Critical Bioethics by Deconstructing Culture/Nature Dualism. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 8 (3). pp. 285-295. ISSN 1386-7423Full text not available from this repository.
This paper seeks to respond to some of the recent criticisms directed toward bioethics by offering a contribution to critical bioethics. Here this concept is principally defined in terms of the three features of interdisciplinarity, self-reflexivity and the avoidance of uncritical complicity. In a partial reclamation of the ideas of V.R. Potter it is argued that a critical bioethics requires a meaningful challenge to culture/nature dualism, expressed in bioethics as the distinction between medical ethics and ecological ethics. Such a contesting of the bio in bioethics arrests its ethical bracketing of environmental and animal ethics. Taken together, the triadic definition of a critical bioethics offered here provides a potential framework with which to fend off critiques of commercial capture or of being too close to science commonly directed toward bioethics.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy|
|Additional Information:||“The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com”.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||BIOETHICS ; CRITICAL BIOETHICS ; ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS ; INTERDISCIPLINARITY ; ISSUES IN BIOETHICS ; SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACHES.|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
|Deposited By:||Dr Richard Twine|
|Deposited On:||03 Feb 2006|
|Last Modified:||07 Jan 2015 12:49|
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