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The Place Of Religious Reasoning In Medical Ethics

Friday, 5 August 2016 - 12:00am

The April 2014 issue of Journal of Medical Ethics, one of the leading international journals in bioethics, featured an article by Prof. Nigel Biggar arguing the case for the place of religious reasoning in medical ethics.  The article provoked three critical commentaries from Dr. Brian Earp (Oxford Centre for Neuroethics) (here), Dr. Kevin Smith (Abertay University) (here), and Xavier Symons (Sydney University) (here).  A brief report of part of this exchange can be found on the bioethics news aggregator, BioEdge.  The online version of Prof. Biggar's response to all three commentaries was published today.  An assessment has also been published by Enrique Burguete of the Bioethics Observatory at the Catholic University of Valencia.