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Morality and Personal Relations

Jeffrey Blustein

in Care and Commitment: Taking the Personal Point of View

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067996
eISBN:
9780199852895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067996.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter indicates how impartialist moral theory can accommodate preferential treatment of friends and loved ones. It initially focuses on the argument of Stephen Toulmin called the “ethics of ... More


Synthesizing Evidence

Christa Teston

in Bodies in Flux: Scientific Methods for Negotiating Medical Uncertainty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226450520
eISBN:
9780226450834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450834.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Medical professionals are inundated continually with new findings from clinical trials. To counter the otherwise overwhelming task of knowing how best to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease, small ... More


Getting Down to Cases: The Revival of Casuistry in Bioethics

John D. Arras, James Childress, and Matthew Adams

in Methods in Bioethics: The Way We Reason Now

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190665982
eISBN:
9780190666019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190665982.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter outlines and critically evaluates the “new casuistry” account of Albert Jonsen and Stephen Toulmin. It begins by explaining the core elements of casuistical analyses of this kind, such ... More


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