A synthetic approach to bioethical inquiry.

  title={A synthetic approach to bioethical inquiry.},
  author={Michele A Carter},
  journal={Theoretical medicine and bioethics},
  volume={21 3},
This paper attempts to sort out some of the current tensions and ambiguities inherent in the field of bioethics as it continues to mature. In particular it focuses on the question of the methodological relevance of theory or ethical principles to the domain of clinical ethics. I offer an approach to reasoning about moral conflict that combines the insights of contemporary moral theorists, the philosophy of American pragmatism, and the skills of rhetorical deliberation. This synthetic approach… CONTINUE READING

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