Foundations, frameworks, lenses: the role of theories in bioethics. (Article, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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Foundations, frameworks, lenses: the role of theories in bioethics.

Author: Susan Sherwin
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Bioethics, v13 n3-4 (199907): 198-205
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I explore the implications of the foundation metaphor for understanding the role of moral theories in ethics and bioethics and argue that its disadvantages outweigh its advantages. I then consider two other metaphors that might be used instead, those of frameworks and lenses. I propose that the metaphor of lenses is most promising in providing methodological guidance for drawing on moral theories when deliberating  Read more...
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Sherwin
ISSN:0269-9702
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 118264352
Notes: KIE BoB Subject Heading: bioethics
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I explore the implications of the foundation metaphor for understanding the role of moral theories in ethics and bioethics and argue that its disadvantages outweigh its advantages. I then consider two other metaphors that might be used instead, those of frameworks and lenses. I propose that the metaphor of lenses is most promising in providing methodological guidance for drawing on moral theories when deliberating about bioethical problems.

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