Respect for Persons in Bioethics : Towards a Human Rights-Based Account

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Title Respect for Persons in Bioethics : Towards a Human Rights-Based Account
Author Brännmark, Johan
Date 2017
English abstract
Human rights have increasingly been put forward as an important framework for bioethics. In this paper, it is argued that human rights offer a potentially fruitful approach to understanding the notion of Respect for Persons in bioethics. The idea that we are owed a certain kind of respect as persons is relatively common, but also quite often understood in terms of respecting people’s autonomous choices. Such accounts do however risk being too narrow, reducing some human beings to a second-class moral status. This paper puts forward a political approach to our standing as persons and a strongly pluralistic account of human rights that lays the ground for a more broadly applicable conception of Respect for Persons. It is further argued that this model also provides an example of a more general approach to philosophical ethics, an approach which is here called taxonomical pluralism. When it comes to Respect for Persons specifically, this principle is developed in terms of five distinct core concerns (autonomy, dignity, integrity, privacy, and vulnerability).
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s12142-017-0450-x (link to publisher's fulltext)
Link https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12142-017-0450-x .Icon
Publisher Springer
Host/Issue Human Rights Review;2
Volume 18
ISSN 1524-8879
Pages 171–187
Language eng (iso)
Subject Bioethics
Autonomy
Human rights
Respect for Persons
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/23180 Permalink to this page
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