The Journal of Clinical Ethics




Can the Social Sciences Save Bioethics?

Daniel Callahan

The Journal of Clinical Ethics 25, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 32-5.



John Evans proposes some ways in which the social sciences can improve bioethics: by recognizing that it is a profession, that it embraces the four principles advanced by Beauchamp and Childress over the years, and that ethical commissions and committees make use of social science research to determine and use the values of the public. All three of these proposals are challenged.


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