TITLE

DIGNITY NEVER BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED: SCIENTIFIC MATERIALISM, ENLIGHTENMENT LIBERALISM, AND STEVEN PINKER

AUTHOR(S)
Beckwith, Francis J.
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Ethics & Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics;Summer2010, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p93
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the idea of human dignity and bioethics, enlightenment liberalism, and scientific materialism. It states that enlightenment liberalism does not incorporate the view of the human person to avoid violating the principle of liberal democracy while scientific materialism is a view that science is the only way of knowing. It discuss professor Steven Pinker's claim that dignity is subjective and unnecessary to bioethics and it threatens the hegemony of principlism.
ACCESSION #
51910869

 

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