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In defense of irreligious bioethics.
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PMID:  23215918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Some commentators have criticized bioethics as failing to engage religion both as a matter of theory and practice. Bioethics should work toward understanding the influence of religion as it represents people's beliefs and practices, but bioethics should nevertheless observe limits in regard to religion as it does its normative work. Irreligious skepticism toward religious views about health, healthcare practices and institutions, and responses to biomedical innovations can yield important benefits to the field. Irreligious skepticism makes it possible to raise questions that otherwise go unasked and to protect against the overreach of religion. In this sense, bioethics needs a vigorous irreligious outlook every bit as much as it needs descriptive understandings of religion.
Timothy F Murphy
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of bioethics : AJOB     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1536-0075     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Bioeth     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100898738     Medline TA:  Am J Bioeth     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-10     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
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