Bioethics and history.

  title={Bioethics and history.},
  author={Robert Baker},
  journal={The Journal of medicine and philosophy},
  volume={27 4},
  • R. Baker
  • Published 2002
  • Philosophy
  • The Journal of medicine and philosophy
Standard bioethics textbooks present the field to students and non-experts as a form of "applied ethics." This ahistoric and rationalistic presentation is similar to that used in philosophy of science textbooks until three decades ago. Thomas Kuhn famously critiqued this self-conception of the philosophy of science, persuading the field that it would become deeper, richer, and more philosophical, if it integrated the history of science, especially the history of scientific change, into its self… 

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