Philosophy and Medicine

Bioethics with Liberty and Justice

Themes in the Work of Joseph M. Boyle

Editors: Tollefsen, Christopher (Ed.)

  • A collection of essays that engage with the work of Joseph M. Boyle, one of the most important Catholic bioethicists of recent years
  • Explores the most controversial topics of the day: abortion, stem cell research, euthanasia, the right to health care
  • Expresses the current state of philosophical bioethics in the Catholic intellectual tradition
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Joseph M. Boyle Jr. has been a major contributor to the development of Catholic bioethics over the past thirty five years. Boyle’s contribution has had an impact on philosophers, theologians, and medical practitioners, and his work has in many ways come to be synonymous with analytically rigorous philosophical bioethics done in the Catholic intellectual tradition. Four main themes stand out as central to Boyle’s contribution: • the sanctity of life and bioethics: Boyle has elaborated a view of the ethics of killing at odds with central tenets of the euthanasia mentality; • double effect and bioethics: Boyle is among the pre-eminent defenders of a role for double effect in medical decision making and morality; • the right to health care: Boyle has moved beyond the rhetoric of social justice to provide a natural law grounding for a political right to health care; and • the role of natural law and the natural law tradition in bioethics: Boyle’s arguments have been grounded in a particularly fruitful approach to natural law ethics, the so-called New Natural Law theory. The contributors to BIOETHICS WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE: THEMES IN THE WORK OF JOSEPH M. BOYLE discuss, criticize, and in many cases extend the Boyle’s advances in these areas with rigor and sophistication. It will be of interest to Catholic and philosophical bioethicists alike.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Substantial Identity, Rational Nature, and the Right to Life

    Patrick Lee

    Pages 23-40

  • Compassion and the Personalism of American Jurisprudence: Bioethical Entailments

    R. Mary Hayden Lemmons

    Pages 59-74

  • Praeter Intentionem in Aquinas and Issues in Bioethics

    E. Christian Brugger

    Pages 97-111

  • The Action-Omission and Double Effect Distinctions

    Timothy Chappell

    Pages 113-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioethics with Liberty and Justice
Book Subtitle
Themes in the Work of Joseph M. Boyle
Editors
  • Christopher Tollefsen
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
110
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9791-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9791-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9790-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3411-1
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 261
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