Reflecting on the body...and ethics
- Some Speculations on Matters of Touch. Shildrick, Margrit // Journal of Medicine & Philosophy;Aug2001, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p387
In this essay, I examine the question of whether it is possible that the encounter with the other could be mediated such that the interval of distance would lose its determining power. I reflect on some instances of extraordinary corporeality, most particularly the phenomenon of conjoined twins,...
- Bioethics and �Human Dignity�. Jordan, Matthew C. // Journal of Medicine & Philosophy;Apr2010, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p180
The term �human dignity� is the source of considerable confusion in contemporary bioethics. It has been used by Kantians to refer to autonomy, by others to refer to the sanctity of life, and by still others (e.g., the President�s Council on Bioethics) to refer�albeit obliquely�to an...
- “They Give Reason a Responsibility Which It Simply Can't Bear”: Ethics, Care of the Self, and Caring Knowledge. Chambon, Adrienne S.; Irving, Allan // Journal of Medical Humanities;Winter2003, Vol. 24 Issue 3/4, p265
We explore briefly Foucault's ideas about the care of the self, creating ourselves and what he meant by ethics. We then examine the work of five artists–Mark Rothko, Cindy Sherman, Helena Hietanen, Samuel Beckett, and Betty Goodwin–to help us begin to think very differently about illness and...
- Theology, religious traditions, and bioethics. Callahan, D.; Campbell, C.S. // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 20 Issue 4, Special Supplement p1
Presents an overview of the issue of bioethics and introduces the themes of the special supplement to the Hastings Center Report.
- Religion and the secularization of bioethics. Callahan, D. // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 20 Issue 4, Special Supplement p2
Examines the secularization of bioethics. History of bioethics; Insights of religion on the study of bioethics; Joseph Fletcher's book, `Medicine and Morals'; Possible consequences of secularization.
- Religion and moral meaning in bioethics. Campbell, C.S. // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 20 Issue 4, Special Supplement p4
Addresses the tensions between religious discourse and bioethics. Issues of accessibility and meaning; Addressing differing moral language and concepts.
- Bioethics and the contemporary Jewish community. Novak, D.; Callahan, D. // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 20 Issue 4, Special Supplement p14
Comments on the involvement of Jewish scholars in the arena of bioethics. Effects of Jewish law and tradition; Influence of the holocaust; Traditional vs. Liberal scholars.
- Telling stories: Creative literature and ethics. Radey, C. // Hastings Center Report;Nov/Dec90, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p25
Argues that creative literature may add to the discussion of bioethical issues. Comments on relevant books and articles including: `Stories of Sickness,' by Howard Brody, `Righting the Medical Record,' by William Donnelly in the `Journal of the American Medical Association,' and `The Call of...
- All together, now. Battin, M.P.; Wikler, D. // Hastings Center Report;Jan/Feb92, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p3
Considers whether American bioethics needs an American Association of Bioethics. Reports that representatives of a number of organizations active in bioethics met recently at the New York Academy of Medicine to discuss the need. Places of agreement and debate.