Reading Engelhardt

Reading Engelhardt : Essays on the Thought of H.Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.

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This volume consists of 14 chapters selected from papers presented at the conference "Ethics, Medicine and Health Care: An Appraisal of the Thought of H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr." along with a response to those chapters by Engelhardt. The chapters direct primary attention to various aspects of Engelhardt's philosophy of medicine and bioethics as presented in "The Foundations of Bioethics and Bioethics and Secular Humanism: The Search for a Common Morality". Among the topics treated are the economics of health care and the medical profession, the libertarian and communitarian aspects of Engelhardt's thought, the moral status of children, abortion, the moral foundations for a health care system, feminism and clinical epistemology, and the relation between secular and religious moralities. In response to the various challenges posed by the authors, Engelhardt considers the implications of the failure of the modern philosophical project, the role of reason in ethics, and the resolution of conflict among communities that do not share the same moral vision.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 330 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 657.71g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • index
  • 079234572X
  • 9780792345725

Table of contents

1. Everything Includes Itself in Power: Power and Coherence in Engelhardt's Foundations of Bioethics; J.L. Nelson. 2. Not All Peace is Peace: Why Christians Cannot Make Peace With Engelhardt's Peace; S. Hauerwas. 3. Medicine's Monopoly: From Trust-Busting to Trust; E.H. Morreim. 4. Engelhardt's Communitarian Ethics: The Hidden Assumptions; K.W. Wildes S.J. 5. `Monopoly' with Sick Moral Strangers; W.L. Robison. 6. Beyond Forbearance as the Moral Foundation for a Health Care System: An Analysis of Engelhardt's Principles of Bioethics; R.B. Weiner. 7. Engelhardt's Analysis of Disease: Implications for a Feminist Clinical Epistemology; M.A.Gardell Cutter. 8. `The Magic Mountain': A Prelude to Engelhardt's Phenomenology of Illness; R.M. Owsley. 9. Persons, Property or Both? Engelhardt on the Moral Status of Young Children; J.C. Moskop. 10. Tris Engelhardt and the Queen of Hearts: Sentence First: Verdict Afterwards; M.M. Hogan. 11. The Foundations of `The Foundations of Bioethics': Engelhardt's Kantian Underpinnings; C.A. Brincat. 12. Engelhardt, Historicism and the Minimalist Paradox; B.P. Minogue. 13. The Unjustifiability of Substantive Liberalisms and the Inevitability of Engelhardtian Procedural Liberalism; Ruiping Fan. 14. Secular? Yes; Humanism? No: A Close Look at Engelhardt's Secular Humanist Bioethics; F.L. Lagay. 15. The Foundations of Bioethics and Secular Humanism: Why Is There No Canonical Moral Content? H.T. Engelhardt, Jr.
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