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Let's keep metaphysics out of medical ethics: a critique of Poplawski and Gillett.
  1. F J Leavitt
  1. Department of Philosophy, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.


    I argue that the concept of 'longitudinal form', which Poplawski and Gillett have introduced into ethical discussions about embryos and gametes, involves too many metaphysical subtleties to be a useful aid to making moral decisions. I conclude by suggesting a criterion for relevance in medical ethics.

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