Autonomy and Trust in Bioethics
By (author) Onora O'Neill
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Autonomy and Trust in Bioethics by Onora O'Neill
Book DescriptionWhy has autonomy been a leading idea in philosophical writing on bioethics, and why has trust been marginal? In this important book, Onora O'Neill suggests that the conceptions of individual autonomy so widely relied on in bioethics are philosophically and ethically inadequate, and that they undermine rather than support relations of trust. She shows how Kant's non-individualistic view of autonomy provides a stronger basis for an approach to medicine, science and biotechnology, and does not marginalize untrustworthiness, while also explaining why trustworthy individuals and institutions are often undeservingly mistrusted. Her arguments are illustrated with issues raised by practices such as the use of genetic information by the police or insurers, research using human tissues, uses of new reproductive technologies, and media practices for reporting on medicine, science and technology. Autonomy and Trust in Bioethics will appeal to a wide range of readers in ethics, bioethics and related disciplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521894531
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Onora O'Neill
Justice Across Boundaries, Hardback (February 2016)
This book offers an answer to the question: who ought to do what, and for whom, if global justice is to progress?
Constructing Authorities, Hardback (January 2016)
This book is a collection of essays by Onora O'Neill and forms an illuminating commentary of Kant's fundamental philosophical strategy.
Acting on Principle, Hardback (December 2013)View all books by Onora O'Neill
A second edition of O'Neill's important account and defence of the Kantian ethical position, featuring a new introduction and bibliography.
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Author Biography - Onora O'Neill
Onora O'Neill is Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, and has written widely on ethics and political philosophy.
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