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A plea for a touch of realism: reply to P Whitaker
  1. David Lamb


    This reply to P Whitaker's `Resource allocation: a plea for a touch of realism' acknowledges that health-care ethics should be relevant to events in the real world, but questions the extent to which philosophical inquiry should be confined to parameters determined by existing sociopolitical forces.

    The reading of the daily paper is the morning prayer of the realist.

    • Realism
    • idealism
    • resource allocation
    • health-care decisionmaking.

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