Autonomy and Human Rights in Health Care: An International by David N. Weisstub, Guillermo Díaz Pintos

By David N. Weisstub, Guillermo Díaz Pintos

This booklet deals a gaggle of essays released in reminiscence of David Thomasma, one of many top humanists within the box of bioethics through the 20th century. The authors symbolize many alternative international locations and disciplines through the globe. the quantity offers with the urgent factor of ways to flooring a common bioethics within the context of the conflicted international of combative cultures and perspectives.

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Communitarian ethics must rejuvenate bioethics discussion, which has become too complacent and reliant on standard analysis in terms of autonomy. The movement toward international debate regarding ethics and biomedicine must continue, even though consensus on issues may not always be feasible. More serious philosophical work, therefore, must be done on trans-cultural structures in human behavior and existence. However, several conditions for international, intercultural discourse about biomedical ethics are essential for effective development of the discipline.

It is no argument to say that there is no such thing as intrinsic value because all value is by attribution. The major premise already contains the conclusion. All that I have proven is a conditional: if there is such a thing as intrinsic value, then the contemporary Anglo-American definition of a person cannot account for the intrinsic value of any human being. There is no absolute proof that there is such a thing as intrinsic value, but neither is there any absolute proof that all value is by human attribution.

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