Scott, Niall (2008) More Altruism, Please. Journal of International Biotechnology Law, 5 (6). pp. 259-264. ISSN 1612-6068
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This paper addresses the need for more attention to be paid to altruism as fundamentally underpinning any bioethical enquiry. I argue along with Bernard Williams that altruism is necessary for morality and if this is the case it is necessary for bioethics. In following a Kantian line on altruism, I take issue with the consequentialist component of Beauchamp and Childress' treatment of beneficence and argue that altruism paired with sollidarity is a better match. However, even here it is my contention that altruism is required to give solidarity normative force.
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
|Schools:||College of Culture & the Creative Industries > School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Deposited By:||Niall William Richard Scott|
|Deposited On:||29 Mar 2012 16:44|
|Last Modified:||14 Aug 2015 12:06|
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