The promises and perils of pragmatism: commentary on Fins, Bacchetta, and Miller.

@article{Tong1997ThePA,
  title={The promises and perils of pragmatism: commentary on Fins, Bacchetta, and Miller.},
  author={Rosemarie Tong},
  journal={Kennedy Institute of Ethics journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={147-52}
}
Fins, Bacchetta, and Miller's clinical pragmatism has several appealing features: an emphasis on dialogue, a commitment to consensus, a focus on particular individuals rather than persons in general, and a strong interest in the process as well as the product of moral decision making. Nevertheless, for all its protests to the contrary, clinical pragmatism has a tendency to privilege medical facts over nonmedical values, to conflate appropriate medical decisions with right moral decisions, and… CONTINUE READING