Required Readings

David Solomon, "Domestic Disarray and Imperial Ambition" in Global Bioethics: The Collapse of Consensus, ed. Tristram H. Engelhardt, Jr. (Salem, MA: Scrivener Press, 2006), pp. 335-361.

Suggested Readings

Carl Elliott, "A General Antitheory for Bioethics," in Bioethics, Culture and Identity: A Philosophical Disease, ch. 8 (New York, NY: Routledge, 1999) 141-164.

Renee C. Fox, "The Entry of U.S. Bioethics into the 1990s: A Sociological Analysis," in A Matter of Principles, eds. Edwin R. DuBose, Ronald P. Hamel, Laurence J. O'Connell (Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1994).

Study Questions

1. Summarize the nature of applied ethics and its main features.

2. In what way is applied ethics similar to religion? Do you think ethical disagreements are ultimately irresolvable?


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