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Moral Expertise

New Essays from Theoretical and Clinical Bioethics

  • Jamie Carlin Watson
  • Laura K. Guidry-Grimes

Benefits

  • Contains all new essays that engage with a growing body of scholarly literature on moral expertise

  • The first anthology on moral expertise since Lisa Rasmussen’s excellent 2005 collection, Ethics Expertise

  • Brings together both academics and clinical ethicists on the contentious question of moral expertise

Book

Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 129)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Jamie Carlin Watson, Laura K. Guidry-Grimes
    Pages 1-33
  3. Michael Cholbi
    Pages 71-86
  4. Jonathan Matheson, Scott McElreath, Nathan Nobis
    Pages 87-105
  5. Eric Vogelstein
    Pages 107-124
  6. Marcela Herdova
    Pages 125-142
  7. Geert Craenen, Jeffrey Byrnes
    Pages 195-205

About this book

Introduction

This collection addresses whether ethicists, like authorities in other fields, can speak as experts in their subject matter. Though ethics consultation is a growing practice in medical contexts, there remain difficult questions about the role of ethicists in professional decision-making. Contributors examine the nature and plausibility of moral expertise, the relationship between character and expertise, the nature and limits of moral authority, how one might become a moral expert, and the trustworthiness of moral testimony. This volume engages with the growing literature in these debates and offers new perspectives from both academics and practitioners. The readings will be of particular interest to bioethicists, clinicians, ethics committees, and students of social epistemology. These new essays promise to advance discussions in the professionalization and accreditation of ethics consultation.

Keywords

Clinical Ethics Moral Epistemology Moral/Ethics Expertise Social Epistemology Virtue Ethics Accreditation of Ethics Consultation Character Ethics Ethics Consultation Ethics Expertise Moral Authority Moral Expertise

Editors and affiliations

  • Jamie Carlin Watson
    • 1
  • Laura K. Guidry-Grimes
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical Humanities and BioethicsUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medical Humanities and BioethicsUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA

About the editors

Jamie Carlin Watson, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and a clinical ethicist at UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital. He is also a plain language writer with the Center for Health Literacy at UAMS. His primary research is in epistemology and applied ethics in the areas of epistemic authority and expertise. His current work is on role of clinical ethics consultants in medical decision-making and the scope of expert authority. He has co-written four textbooks on philosophy, ethics, and critical thinking, and he is the author of Winning Votes by Abusing Reason: Responsible Belief and Political Rhetoric (Lexington Press, 2017). 


Laura K. Guidry-Grimes, Ph.D.  is Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and a clinical ethicist at UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital. She has a secondary appointment in Psychiatry and an affiliated position with the Center for Health Literacy at UAMS. She previously worked as a full-time clinical ethicist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. She uses her philosophy background and clinical experience to research the dimensions of vulnerability, the challenges of shared decision-making in mental health contexts, and quality standards for ethics consultation.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Moral Expertise
  • Book Subtitle New Essays from Theoretical and Clinical Bioethics
  • Editors Jamie Carlin Watson
    Laura K. Guidry-Grimes
  • Series Title Philosophy and Medicine
  • Series Abbreviated Title Philosophy, Medicine
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92759-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-92758-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-06510-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-92759-6
  • Series ISSN 0376-7418
  • Series E-ISSN 2215-0080
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 304
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Bioethics
    Public Health
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