Introduction: Crossing the Divides

Hauke Riesch*, Nathan Emmerich, Steven Wainwright

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    The study of bioethics has always been conducted by multiple disciplines. However the interaction between these disciplines has sometimes been marked by division, discord and disagreement, especially so between philosophically and sociologically minded contributors. This has been particularly true in recent years, and post the empirical turn in bioethics. In our introduction we trace these disagreements and then take a wider look at the nature of disciplines and of interdisciplinary relations. These considerations are then brought back to the disciplines that contribute work to bioethics as an explanation of why relationships within the field are difficult, and how we can start to address these divides
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPhilosophies and Sociologies of Bioethics
    Subtitle of host publicationCrossing the divides
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319927381
    ISBN (Print)9783319927374
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2018


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