The Concept of Moral Consensus: The Case of Technological Interventions in Human Reproduction
ISBN/ASIN: 9789401043717,9789401108607 | 1994 | English | pdf | 253/248 pages | 7.47 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: Kurt Bayertz (auth.), Kurt Bayertz (eds.) | Edition: 1
The demand for consensus arises due to its absence. For each opinion held there will be another to counter it, and for each approach to problem solving an alternative will be suggested. Focusing on the bioethical problems surrounding new technical interventions in human reproduction, 15 authors try to examine the meaning, importance and feasibility of consensus. The very different perspectives from the philosophers, physicians, lawyers, theologians, politicians and sociologists contributing to this topic reflect on the difficulties and complexity of moral decision making, offer views on the problem of why decision making does not take place more harmoniously and asks if there can be any hope of a solution in a world where the discipline of contemporary ethics is characterised by a vast diversity – or chaos – of heterogenous theories and concurring approaches. This book is intended for philosophers, physicians, ethicists and everyone involved in moral decision making, to shape his or her understanding of this process and to help him or her to reflect on the concept of consensus.