Observations on the epistemological status of bioethics.

  title={Observations on the epistemological status of bioethics.},
  author={Massimo Reichlin},
  journal={The Journal of medicine and philosophy},
  volume={19 1},
Different definitions of bioethics in American and Italian literature are reported. It is argued that they refer to three different conceptions of the epistemological status of bioethics: the first conceives of it as an application of moral principles to biomedical problems, the second as a methodology for the working out of clinical judgement, the third as a broader and interdisciplinary public inquiry. It is suggested that each approach grasps a part of the truth, for each singles out one… CONTINUE READING