Getting down to cases: the revival of casuistry in bioethics.

@article{Arras1991GettingDT,
  title={Getting down to cases: the revival of casuistry in bioethics.},
  author={J. Arras},
  journal={The Journal of medicine and philosophy},
  year={1991},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          29-51
        }
}
  • J. Arras
  • Published 1991
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The Journal of medicine and philosophy
  • This article examines the emergence of casuistical case analysis as a methodological alternative to more theory-driven approaches in bioethics research and education. Focusing on The Abuse of Casuistry by A. Jonsen and S. Toulmin, the article articulates the most characteristic features of this modern-day casuistry (e.g., the priority allotted to case interpretation and analogical reasoning over abstract theory, the resemblance of casuistry to common law traditions, the 'open texture' of its… CONTINUE READING
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