• Publications
  • Influence
The Foundations of Bioethics
This is the first single-author text on the philosophical issues in bioethics that is both systematic and comprehensive. Engelhardt provides both a critique of the theoretical foundations ofExpand
  • H. Engelhardt
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Social Philosophy and Policy
  • 1 July 2002
The philosophy of medicine cum bioethics has become the socially recognized source for moral and epistemic direction in health-care decision-making. Over the last three decades, this field has beenExpand
End-of-life: the traditional Christian view
The Christian pursuit of eternal life through repentance has implications for how health care technology should be used at the end of life. Although there is no obligation always to postpone death,Expand
Consensus Formation: The Creation of an Ideology
  • H. Engelhardt
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
  • 1 January 2002
Bioethics is not merely a theoretical discipline but a practice as well. Indeed, bioethics is a sort of moral trade. Bioethicists serve on ethics committees, give expert testimony to courts, provideExpand
T he disease of masturbation: values and the concept of disease.
The precautionary principle: a dialectical reconsideration.
This essay examines an overlooked element of the precautionary principle: a prudent assessment of the long-range or remote catastrophes possibly associated with technological development must includeExpand
Morality for the medical-industrial complex: a code of ethics for the mass marketing of health care.
Gainful employment has traditionally been one of medicine's goals.1 Even the Hippocratic corpus includes suggestions about gaining the respect and attracting the business of patients.2 Because of p...
The foundations of Christian bioethics
From Christian bioethics to secular bioethics - the establishement of a liberal cosmopolitan morality at the roots of bioethics - reason, faith and the unity of morality Christian bioethics as aExpand
Confronting moral pluralism in posttraditional Western societies: bioethics critically reassessed.
  • H. Engelhardt
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The Journal of medicine and philosophy
  • 1 June 2011
In the face of the moral pluralism that results from the death of God and the abandonment of a God's eye perspective in secular philosophy, bioethics arose in a context that renders it essentiallyExpand