Teaching Bioethics to Scientists

Crowden, Andrew and Gildersleeve, Matthew (2021) Teaching Bioethics to Scientists. In: Educating for Ethical Survival. Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, 24. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, United Kingdom, pp. 153-160. ISBN 9781800432536


This paper is a brief reflection on teaching bioethics to students and practitioners in science and other applied disciplines. After identifying relevant key questions and acknowledging that a variety of approaches to the teaching of applied ethics can be successful, the authors outline why interdisciplinary collaboration between philosophers and discipline experts is our preferred way to teach (and practice) bioethics (and applied ethics). The authors suggest that the reason for the effectiveness of sensible collaborations can be explained by reference to a virtue ethics ‘philosophy of place’ influenced ‘distinct ethics’ approach to understanding the nuanced nature of applied ethics and its relationship to moral philosophy.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2022 01:05
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2022 04:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health-care bioethics; collaborative teaching; ethical theory; virtue ethics; moral philosophy; philosophical ethical analysis; Aristotle; philosophy of place; applied ethics
Fields of Research (2020): 50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5003 Philosophy > 500306 Ethical theory
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/S1529-209620200000024013
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48936

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