Ethical pluralism without complementarity

dc.contributorVirginia Techen
dc.contributor.authorFitzPatrick, William J.en
dc.date.accessed2014-01-31en
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-18T16:35:10Zen
dc.date.available2014-02-18T16:35:10Zen
dc.date.issued2004en
dc.description.abstractGrinnell, Bishop, and McCullough (2002) have proposed extending Bohr's notion of complementarity from the realm of quantum physics to that of bioethics, arguing that many ethical disputes cannot in principle be resolved. On this view, we should give up the aim of reaching all-things-considered moral verdicts on a variety of disputed questions, settling instead for a holism of irreducibly complementary perspectives. I discuss a number of difficulties with this proposal, and argue that the desire for inclusiveness that motivates it is properly captured through a different approach to ethical pluralism already familiar in moral philosophy, which does allow for resolution.en
dc.identifier.citationFitzpatrick, W. J. (2004). Ethical pluralism without complementarity. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 47(2), 181-188. doi: 10.1353/pbm.2004.0027en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1353/pbm.2004.0027en
dc.identifier.issn0031-5982en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/25466en
dc.identifier.urlhttp://muse.jhu.edu/journals/pbm/summary/v047/47.2fitzpatrick.htmlen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherJohns Hopkins Univ Pressen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.titleEthical pluralism without complementarityen
dc.title.serialPerspectives in Biology and Medicineen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
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