Browsing All posts tagged under »Bioethics«

Powerful Medicine; a dimension of the Nassar case

January 27, 2018 by

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I want to start this post with a really clear content notice; if you’re uncomfortable with or likely to be triggered by descriptions of sexual assault, you may want to gird yourself or take a pass on this post entirely. I experienced nausea myself in reading the accounts, but I don’t think it is really […]

Assisted Death? Please Euphemize Me Now, Doctor

April 5, 2016 by

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George Orwell comes up a lot lately. The term “Orwellian” is ubiquitous in current social commentary. As such, I won’t use the hackneyed term in this post—although I will reference the word “apophasis”. This is, after all, a post about the use of words. In particular, the use of the words “assisted death.” As a […]

Concussions and Informed Consent

June 10, 2013 by

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My soon to be 10 year old step-son wants to play football. I guess this should not come as a surprise. He has watched me get entertained by the sport for as long as he can remember. I taught him how to throw a football, run a crisp stop and go, and had many discussions […]

Organ Procurement: Are Changes Needed to Ensure Fairness?

June 12, 2012 by

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In this short post I’ll be asking two important and related questions regarding organ procurement as it is currently practiced: (1) Are the currently policies surrounding organ transplantation fair? And, (2) Is it practical to make changes to the current policies? Here I’ll deal mostly with question (1) and offer only some brief remarks with […]

Abortion and Virtue Ethics

May 22, 2012 by

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According to Rosalind Hursthouse, an action is right (from a Virtue Ethical perspective)  if and only if it is what the virtuous agent would do in the same circumstances. Now, let us consider the case of pregnancy. When considering if one should abort or keep their child, and, under the guise of the above mentioned […]

Some Opening Remarks

May 22, 2012 by

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My aim for setting up this blog is to foster an intellectual web discussion by both philosopher’s and non-philosopher’s alike by raising some concerns and posing some questions that come about while  researching in the areas of Ethics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology. I invite comments and discussion from all disciplines and not only from my colleagues […]