Thomas Jefferson and the Politics of Nature
232 pages, 6.00 x 9.00
Paperback | 9780268042110 | May 2000
From decisions about the end of life to choices about the creation of life and, more recently, to questions concerning the cost and accessibility of health care, bioethics is a field of vigorous and sometimes rancorous public debate. Indeed the moral controversies and dilemmas of medicine and health care often propel bioethics into newspaper headlines and television talk shows.
Thomas S. Engeman is Associate Professor of Political Science at Loyola University, Chicago, and Director of the Frank M. Covey, Jr., Loyola Lectures in Political Analysis Political Analysis. Contributors: Michael P. Zuckert, Jean Yarbrough, Garrett Ward Sheldon, Robert Dawidoff, Robert Booth Fowler, Joyce Appleby, James W. Ceaser
“...Wildes is to be commended for his insistence that procedural ethics is ‘thicker’ than many of its proponents and critics suggest...” —Second Opinion, May 2001 Number 8
“Wildes (Georgetown Univ.) offers a concise, topical book concerning the paradigms involved in bioethics methodology. He takes the unique perspective that there are many methodological issues in bioethics but we can come to understand how we are all bound together as acquaintances in a similar process. The first part of the book deals with the emergence, early processes, and moral paradigms that have been used in the past. The reader will become familiar with how these differences can actually work for the benefit of all when analyzing and rectifying moral dilemmas in bioethics. The second part elaborates on how moral communities are shaped and how agreement on moral differences can lead to procedures for resolving bioethical problems. Wildes clearly seeks to inform the reader of how bioethics can proceed into the future. The book could function as a required resource in a graduate school seminar on bioethics. Graduate students and up.” —Choice, February 2002