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J Med Ethics 26:432-434 doi:10.1136/jme.26.6.432
  • Debate

A little toleration, please

  1. Christopher McKnight
  1. The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast

      Abstract

      Value pluralism does not imply relativism or subjectivism about values. What it does is allow respect for an at least limited toleration of values with which one may profoundly disagree. Thus a doctor can respect the autonomy of a patient whose values he does not share.

      Footnotes

      • Christopher McKnight is Lecturer in Philosopy, Department of Philosophy, The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast.