Philosophy and Medicine

Moral Expertise

New Essays from Theoretical and Clinical Bioethics

Editors: Watson, Jamie Carlin, Guidry-Grimes, Laura K. (Eds.)

  • Contains all new essays that engage with a growing body of scholarly literature on moral expertise
  • The first anthology on moral expertise since Lisa Rasmussen’s excellent 2005 collection, Ethics Expertise
  • Brings together both academics and clinical ethicists on the contentious question of moral expertise
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About this book

This collection addresses whether ethicists, like authorities in other fields, can speak as experts in their subject matter. Though ethics consultation is a growing practice in medical contexts, there remain difficult questions about the role of ethicists in professional decision-making. Contributors examine the nature and plausibility of moral expertise, the relationship between character and expertise, the nature and limits of moral authority, how one might become a moral expert, and the trustworthiness of moral testimony. This volume engages with the growing literature in these debates and offers new perspectives from both academics and practitioners. The readings will be of particular interest to bioethicists, clinicians, ethics committees, and students of social epistemology. These new essays promise to advance discussions in the professionalization and accreditation of ethics consultation.

About the authors

Jamie Carlin Watson, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and a clinical ethicist at UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital. He is also a plain language writer with the Center for Health Literacy at UAMS. His primary research is in epistemology and applied ethics in the areas of epistemic authority and expertise. His current work is on role of clinical ethics consultants in medical decision-making and the scope of expert authority. He has co-written four textbooks on philosophy, ethics, and critical thinking, and he is the author of Winning Votes by Abusing Reason: Responsible Belief and Political Rhetoric (Lexington Press, 2017). 


Laura K. Guidry-Grimes, Ph.D.  is Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and a clinical ethicist at UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital. She has a secondary appointment in Psychiatry and an affiliated position with the Center for Health Literacy at UAMS. She previously worked as a full-time clinical ethicist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. She uses her philosophy background and clinical experience to research the dimensions of vulnerability, the challenges of shared decision-making in mental health contexts, and quality standards for ethics consultation.


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Watson, Jamie Carlin (et al.)

    Pages 1-33

  • Moral Expertise: A Comparative Philosophical Approach

    Arjo, Dennis

    Pages 35-52

  • Ethics Expertise: What It Is, How to Get It, and What to Do with It

    Meyers, Christopher

    Pages 53-70

  • Why Moral Expertise Needs Moral Theory

    Cholbi, Michael

    Pages 71-86

  • Moral Experts, Deference & Disagreement

    Matheson, Jonathan (et al.)

    Pages 87-105

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92759-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92758-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Moral Expertise
Book Subtitle
New Essays from Theoretical and Clinical Bioethics
Editors
  • Jamie Carlin Watson
  • Laura K. Guidry-Grimes
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
129
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92759-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92759-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92758-9
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 304
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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