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

Abstract

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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