Bioethical Decision Making and Argumentation by Pedro Serna, José-Antonio Seoane

By Pedro Serna, José-Antonio Seoane

This ebook clarifies the which means of crucial and pervasive suggestions and instruments in bioethical argumentation (principles, values, dignity, rights, tasks, deliberation, prudence) and assesses the methodological suitability of the most equipment for scientific decision-making and argumentation. the 1st a part of the e-book is dedicated to the main constructed or promising techniques relating to bioethical argumentation, particularly these in keeping with rules, values and human rights. The authors then proceed to house the contributions and shortcomings of those methods and recommend additional advancements by way of sizeable and procedural components and ideas from functional philosophy, normative structures idea, idea of motion, human rights and felony argumentation. additionally, new versions of biomedical and future health care decision-making, which triumph over the aforementioned feedback and pressure the relevance of the argumentative accountability, are included.

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The importance of this Declaration lies in the fact that it is the first intergovernmental global instrument that comprehensively addresses the linkage between human rights and bioethics. The instrument in its entirety has been conceived as an extension of international human rights law into the field of biomedicine (Andorno 2013a). According to the chairperson of the Declaration’s drafting group, the most important achievement of the text consists in having integrated the bioethical analysis into a human rights framework (Kirby 2006, p.

Nor can a moral problem be said to exist if there is only one possible course of action. The question arises when there are at least two possible courses of action, a situation that is often called a “dilemma”: bioethics literature is full of books and articles on moral dilemmas. My opinion is that dilemmas are very rare in human life, and that the classic dilemmas that appear in books on ethics, such as the prisoner’s dilemma, are artificial, clauses having been added to them that are very difficult to find in practice.

About the fact that two and two are four, says Aristotle, there is no possible deliberation. Nor can we deliberate on the Pythagorean theorem. Theorems can be demonstrated, which means that we know their true solution, all other possible solutions being by definition false. This is the logic in which the final valences are true and false. Demonstrative logic, however, is very rare in human life. In fact, it cannot be applied to the specific concrete situations of our everyday life, which are resistant to being solved as mathematical problems.

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