Specified principlism: what is it, and does it really resolve cases better than casuistry?

  • Carson Strong
  • Published 2000 in The Journal of medicine and philosophy


Principlism has been advocated as an approach to resolving concrete cases and issues in bioethics, but critics have pointed out that a main problem for principlism is its lack of a method for assigning priorities to conflicting ethical principles. A version of principlism referred to as 'specified principlism' has been put forward in an attempt to overcome… (More)

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