An article in the journal Bioethics proposes dumping intrinsic human dignity as a basis for determining bioethical principles and policies. But that would expose the most defenseless among us to the worst forms of exploitation, which the author, Alasdair Cochrane, acknowledges. From his article “Undignified Bioethics” (link to abstract):
…if all individual human beings possess dignity, then they should not be viewed simply as resources that we can treat however we please.
Read the whole thing.
(Via First Thoughts.)
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
are marching boldly into moral chaos: