Building Bioethics

Conversations with Clouser and Friends on Medical Ethics

  • Loretta M. Kopelman

Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Loretta M. Kopelman
      Pages 1-12
  3. Essays in Honor of K. Danner Clouser

  4. Comments and Responses

    1. Bernard Gert, Danner Clouser
      Pages 147-182
    2. K. Danner Clouser, Bernard Gert
      Pages 183-199
  5. Epilogue

    1. K. Danner Clouser
      Pages 233-234
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 237-254

About this book


K. Danner Clouser is one of the most important figures in establishing and shaping the fields of medical ethics, bioethics, and the philosophy of education in the second half of the twentieth century. Clouser challenged many established approaches to moral theory and offered innovative strategies for integrating the humanities into professional education, especially that of physicians and nurses. The contributions published in Building Bioethics: Conversations with Clouser and Friends on Medical Ethics are unique both in their devotion to a critical review of his contributions, and in bringing together internationally known figures in bioethics, medical ethics, and philosophy of medicine to comment upon Clouser's work. These leaders of the field include Tom Beauchamp, Daniel Callahan, James Childress, Nancy Dubler, H. Tristram Engelhardt, Al Jonsen, Loretta Kopelman, Larry McCullough, John Moskop, and Robert Veatch. This book merits special attention from those interested in bioethics, philosophy of medicine, medical ethics, philosophy, medical education, religious studies, and nursing education.


Beauchamp Childress Medical Ethics Moral bioethics ethics philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Loretta M. Kopelman
    • 1
  1. 1.East Carolina University School of MedicineGreenvilleUSA

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