The new conservatives in bioethics: Who are they and what do they seek?

Ruth Macklin

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A new political movement has arisen in bioethics, self-consciously distingushed from the rest of the field and characterized by a new way of writing and arguing. Unfortunately, that new method is mean-spirited, mystical, and emotional. It claims insight into ultimate truth yet disavows reason.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-43
Number of pages10
JournalHastings Center Report
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy

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