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Pragmatism as a research program--a reply to Arras.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12735488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper is a reaction to an article by John Arras published earlier in this journal. In this article Arras argues that "freestanding pragmatism" has little new to offer to bioethics. We respond to some of Arras' arguments and conclude that, although he overstates his case at certain points, his critique is, broadly speaking, correct. We then introduce and discuss an alternative approach to pragmatist ethics, one which puts to work the ideas and insights of pragmatism conceived as a broad philosophical movement, without lapsing into a canon dependent approach. The approach we propose exhibits a number of characteristics that differ from Arras's account of freestanding pragmatism and offers something new to bioethics.
Authors:
Maartje Schermer; Jozef Keulartz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Theoretical medicine and bioethics     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1386-7415     ISO Abbreviation:  Theor Med Bioeth     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-08     Completed Date:  2003-05-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9805378     Medline TA:  Theor Med Bioeth     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-29     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bioethics*
Ethical Analysis*
Humans
Philosophy*
Research
Technology
United States
Comments/Corrections
Comment On:
Theor Med Bioeth. 2001;22(2):69-85   [PMID:  11437273 ]

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