Philosophy and Medicine

Ethics Expertise

History, Contemporary Perspectives, and Applications

Editors: Rasmussen, Lisa (Ed.)

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The complexity of the modern world has led to increasing professional specialization. Experts in a variety of fields, including ethics, offer advice and solutions. But where professional expertise often involves mastering certain facts, ethics expertise is distinct. It is not clear, for example, whether moral expertise consists of knowledge of right and wrong, the ability to articulate implications of moral premises, or the display of an outstanding character oneself.

This volume examines philosophical conceptions of ethics expertise from both historical and contemporary perspectives, including applications of ethics expertise in such areas as bioethics consultation, expert witnessing and policy making. It will be of interest to scholars of moral philosophy as well as contemporary practitioners in many areas of bioethics.

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From the reviews:

"The essays in this collection represent both a summary of the debate about expertise in medical ethics and also take the argument a little further. ... Ethics Expertise is a solid contribution to the literature in this area. It is an important topic and these papers help to advance the debate." (Christian Perring, Metapsychology Online Reviews, July, 2006)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: In Search of Ethics Expertise

    Rasmussen, Lisa M.

    Pages 1-12

  • Socrates and Moral Expertise

    Labarge, Scott

    Pages 15-38

  • Aristotle’s Moral Expert: The phronimos

    Khan, Carrie-Ann Biondi

    Pages 39-53

  • Hume on True and False Philosophy

    Tollefsen, Christopher

    Pages 55-71

  • Moral Expertise: A Millian Perspective

    Miller, Dale E.

    Pages 73-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics Expertise
Book Subtitle
History, Contemporary Perspectives, and Applications
Editors
  • Lisa Rasmussen
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
87
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3820-4
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3820-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3819-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6973-3
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 279
Topics