Ethics and Evidence
作者: Daniel P Sulmasy
刊名: JClinEthics, 2019, Vol.30 (1), pp.56-66
来源数据库: The Journal of Clinical Ethics
原始语种摘要: Towards the end of the last century, bioethics underwent an “empirical turn,” characterized by an increasing number of empirical studies about issues of bioethical concern. Taking a cue from the evidence-based medicine movement, some heralded this as a turn toward evidence-based ethics. However, it has never been clear what this means, and the strategies and goals of evidence-based ethics remain ambiguous. In this article, the author explores what the potential aims of this movement might be, ultimately arguing that, while the development of good empirical research can and should aid in ethical deliberation, one ought to avoid assuming or suggesting that empirical studies themselves determine normative prescriptions and proscriptions. The limits of the use of empirical studies in...
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  • empirical 经验的
  • evidence 
  • bioethics 生命伦理学
  • soundly 完善地
  • development 开发
  • potential 
  • increasing 增加的
  • ethical 道德
  • based 基于
  • ought 应当