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Published: 12 January 2012

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780199860852

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The History and Future of Bioethics

A Sociological View

John H. Evans

  • An unorthodox history of the profession of bioethics and bioethical debate itself
  • The most complete explanation available of the history of bioethics, and especially on the divorce between religion and bioethics
  • A controversial proposal for restructuring bioethical debate in order to solve its problems, which includes the claim that self-identified bioethicists no longer participate in particular debates in order to strengthen their position elsewhere
  • Proposes that government bioethics commissions fundamentally restructure their activities to make their claims more appropriate for a representative democracy

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