American Journal of Bioethics.

An Apology for Socratic Bioethics

Bioethics is a hybrid discipline. As a theoretical enterprise it stands
for untrammeled inquiry and argument. Yet it aims to influence medical
practice and policy. In this article we explore tensions between these
two dimensions of bioethics and examine the merits and perils of a
?Socratic? approach to bioethics that challenges ?the conventional
wisdom.?

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Volume 8, Issue 7
July 2008