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Competence to consent
Informed consent is valid only if the person giving it is competent. Although allegedly informed consents are routinely tendered, there are nonetheless serious problems with the concept of competence as it stands. First, ...
Diagnosing exploitation: Justice and human subjects research
In our effort to protect the human subject of medical research we have failed to ensure that the subject will be treated justly, specifically, we have failed to ensure that the subject will not be exploited. I argue that ...
The view from somewhere: Moral judgment in bioethics
Secular bioethics has been involved in the resolution of moral controversies both in the clinic and in the discussion of public policy and there are three models used to justify moral judgments in bioethics. The first is ...
The nature and limits of moral compromise
To date, the most developed models of compromise in situations of value conflict come out of the bargaining theory or rational choice theory literature. While useful in compromises over more straightforward preferences and ...
Virtue ethics and the moral significance of animals
What does our treatment of animals say about our moral character? To ask this question is to think about the issue of animal ethics in terms of virtue and vice. It appears that no one writing on either animal ethics or on ...