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10/08/2011

Who Would You Put in the Bioethics “Hall of Fame”?

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A question I had never considered. That is, until I read Nicolas Jackson’s interview with Penn bioethics professor, Jonathan Moreno.

Moreno was asked “Who are three people or organizations that you would put in a Hall of Fame for your field?” His answers, some of which he admits are a bit self-serving, include 3 institutions, each of which is a non-controversial choice: The Hastings Center, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown, and UPenn.

As for people in Moreno’s “Bioethics Hall of Fame”, he lists his colleagues–Art Caplan, Zeke Emanuel, and Amy Gutmann.

Who would make your list for the “Bioethics Hall of Fame”? I’d first name some categories: institutions, people, and publications. Just to start. Kind of like the Emmys or the Oscars, the categories might change over time and the nominees themselves could be contentious.

But isn’t that what bioethics is all about?

Summer Johnson McGee

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