From integrative bioethics to pseudoscience.

@article{Bracanovi2012FromIB,
  title={From integrative bioethics to pseudoscience.},
  author={Tomislav Bracanovi{\'c}},
  journal={Developing world bioethics},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          148-56
        }
}
Integrative bioethics is a brand of bioethics conceived and propagated by a group of Croatian philosophers and other scholars. This article discusses and shows that the approach encounters several serious difficulties. In criticizing certain standard views on bioethics and in presenting their own, the advocates of integrative bioethics fall into various conceptual confusions and inconsistencies. Although presented as a project that promises to deal with moral dilemmas created by modern science… Expand

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