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Too Much of a Good Thing: How Splendid Technologies Can Go Wrong

Daniel Callahan

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199931378
eISBN:
9780199980598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931378.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The rising cost of health care and the rising number of automobiles pose for our society great problems and yet bring great benefits. They are central features of American life and demonstrate how ... More


Why Bioethics Isn’t Ready for Human Dignity

Marcus Düwell

in Dignity: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199385997
eISBN:
9780199386024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385997.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Discussions in bioethics were perhaps the main reason why human dignity was so intensely debated over the last years. However, the role of human dignity in bioethics is unclear. But the reason is not ... More


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