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UNDERSTANDING DISAGREEMENT: THE NEED FOR MORAL PSYCHOLOGY IN BIOETHICS

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For many questions in bioethics, there are no right answers. Beauchamp and Childress point out: "Conscientious and reasonable moral agents understandably disagree over moral priorities in circumstances of a contingent conflict of norms." These disagreements are sometimes contentious; and without cooperation, or at least tolerance, deliberations involving bioethics issues become ineffectual. Knowledge of moral psychology may facilitate agreement, or at a minimum encourage respect for opposing beliefs, by helping those who work with bioethics issues to understand how they form and reinforce their beliefs. Accordingly, this paper advocates for a greater inclusion of certain aspects of moral psychology in bioethics education and practice.
subject
bioethics
moral psychology
contributor
Cardi, Michael (author)
King, Nancy M. P. (committee chair)
Hall, Mark (committee member)
Iltis, Ana (committee member)
date
2013-06-06T21:19:25Z (accessioned)
2014-06-06T08:30:09Z (available)
2013 (issued)
degree
Bioethics (discipline)
embargo
2014-06-06 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/38528 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
UNDERSTANDING DISAGREEMENT: THE NEED FOR MORAL PSYCHOLOGY IN BIOETHICS
type
Thesis

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