Principles of Biomedical Ethics

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Oxford University Press, 1983 - Medical - 364 pages
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Principlism 101, if you need to start somewhere on the subject, start here. However I don't really adhere to the train of thought, so while I have no qualms with the quality of this book, I'm not mindblown by the content. Read full review

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the authors tried to explain main ethical principles in this book, but I think it does not have adequate structure. Read full review


Morality and Ethical Theory
Utilitarian and Deontological Theories
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Tom Beauchamp is Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar at Georgetown University's Kennedy Institute of Ethics. He was born in Austin, Texas. He received graduate degrees from Yale University and The Johns Hopkins University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1970. He then joined the faculty of the Philosophy Department at Georgetown University, and in the mid-70s accepted a joint appointment at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. In 1976, he joined the staff of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research, where he wrote the bulk of The Belmont Report (1978). Dr. Beauchamp's research interests are in Hume and the history of modern philosophy and practical ethics, especially biomedical ethics and business ethics.

James F. Childress is the Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics and Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he also directs the Institute for Practical Ethics. He is the author of numerous articles and several books in biomedical ethics, including "Practical Reasoning in Bioethics".

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