The impossibility of a morality internal to medicine.

@article{Veatch2001TheIO,
  title={The impossibility of a morality internal to medicine.},
  author={Robert M. Veatch},
  journal={The Journal of medicine and philosophy},
  year={2001},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={
          621-42
        }
}
After distinguishing two different meanings of the notion of a 'morality internal to medicine' and considering a hypothetical case of a society that relied on its surgeons to 'eunuchize' priest/cantors to permit them to play an important religious/cultural role, this paper examines three reasons why morality cannot be derived from reflection on the ends of the practice of medicine: (1) there exist many medical roles and these have different ends or purposes, (2) even within any given medical… CONTINUE READING
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