From the ethicist's point of view, the literary nature of ethical inquiry.

  title={From the ethicist's point of view, the literary nature of ethical inquiry.},
  author={Thomas Chambers},
  journal={The Hastings Center report},
  volume={26 1},
  • T. Chambers
  • Published 1996
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The Hastings Center report
Contra those bioethicists who think that their cases are based on "real" events and thus not motivated by any particular ethical theory, Chambers explores how case narratives are constructed and thus the extent to which they are driven by particular theories. Why do those of us who write about bioethics often feel it is necessary to reassure our readers that the cases which are presented are "real" or "actual" Tom Beauchamp and Laurence McCullough, in the preface to Medical Ethics The Moral… Expand
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