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Science, ethics, and medicine / edited by H. Tristam Engelhardt, Jr. and Daniel Callahan.

; Callahan, Daniel, 1930-
Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. : Hastings Center, Institute of Society, Ethics and the Life Sciences, [1976] .
ISBN 9780916558017, 0916558010

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Other Authors Callahan, Daniel, 1930-
Engelhardt, H. Tristram 1941-
Subjects Ethics, Medical.
Ethics, Professional.
Medical ethics.
Science -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Series Foundations of ethics and its relationship to science ; v. 1.
Description xxvi, 278 pages ; 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1976]
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book represents an initial attempt to do that which we at least can no longer avoid: to ask about the origin and validity of our moral assumptions, to see the way in which ethics and science have mutually influenced each other, to move away from practical problems of decision making to some of the larger theoretical issues which ultimately come to shape the way decisions are made. That moral philosophy has been in disarray for some decades is a proposition with which few will argue. Nor will many contend that there is any greater clarity at present on the moral assumptions and goals of sicence and medicine. Perhaps it is too much to hope that progress can be made -- perhaps we are, as a society and a culture, going to be forced to live with, and to live out, the present confusion. But both moral philosophy and the sciences do share a common premise, so far unchallenged: that it is always worth the effort to understand more, to attempt to think more deeply, to remain congenitally uneasy in the face of confusion, uncertainty, and unanswered questions. - Preface.
Contents Preface : The emergence of bioethics / Daniel Callahan -- Introduction : Science, ethics and medicine / H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. -- The science of ethics / Michael Scriven -- Commentary : Utilitarianism and the science of ethics / Amnon Goldworth -- Are science and ethics compatible? / John Ladd -- Commentary : An alternate conduct-system / Amnon Goldworth -- Commentary : Science and moral neutrality : some note on Ladd's method of logical negation / E.D. Pellegrino -- The non-neutrality of hypothesis formulation / Marc Lappe -- Commentary : Hypothesis formulation : another "inviolate" realm open for ethical inquiry? / E.D. Pellegrino -- Human well-being and medicine : some basic value-judgments in the biomedical sciences / H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. -- Commentary : Historical notes on levels of disease conceptualization / Guenter B. Risse -- Moral thought in clinical practice : applying the abstract to the usual / Eric J. Cassell -- Commentary : Moral questions in a clinical setting / Amnon Goldworth -- The mind's eye and the hand's brain : toward an historical epistemology of medicine / Marx W. Wartofsky -- Ethics and "social functioning" : the organic theory reconsidered / Stephen Toulmin -- Commentary : Medical praxis and manifest images of man / Patrick A. Heelan -- Values in medicine / Lester S. King -- Commentary : Historical notes on value systems in medicine / Guenter B. Risse -- Toward a theory of medical fallibility / Samuel Gorowitz and Alasdair MacIntyre.
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