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Arguments at cross-purposes: moral epistemology and medical ethics
  1. M Loughlin
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr M Loughlin, Department of Humanities and Applied Social Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager Campus, Hassall Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 2HL, UK;


Different beliefs about the nature and justification of bioethics may reflect different assumptions in moral epistemology. Two alternative views (put forward by David Seedhouse and Michael H Kottow) are analysed and some speculative conclusions formed. The foundational questions raised here are by no means settled and deserve further attention.

  • Moral epistemology
  • medical ethics
  • bioethical discourse
  • philosophy
  • methodology

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