NOVA- PHIL 3180 Biomed Ethics- Notes 8-30-07

NOVA- PHIL 3180 Biomed Ethics- Notes 8-30-07 - Lying to...

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Lying to patient -ethical relativism- right or wrong to lie to patient -better off not knowing the truth Ethics - code of conduct - personal set of moral standards - social and political standards Fundamental question of Ethics: What, all things considered, ought I do in this case? - most of the time people agree on moral matters profession- organization not only w/ members but also moral code that others don’t have * Morality- is not based upon feelings or opinion… -subjectivism=feelings Immanuel Kant’s Beliefs: Involuntary consent - count to 3 with gun at head Informed consent Autonomy= SELF WILL Auto - self Namos - law/rule Why is it wrong to lie? Treating people as things/ not a person -people have dignity - PERSONS= can make choices…decision making capabilities -someone brain dead or mentally retarded is not considered a persons to Kant! -retarded people are things to Kant -Persons is important because they can make choices and have free will
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- treat people as ends, not means! -
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2008 for the course HUM 1110 taught by Professor Will during the Fall '08 term at Nova Southeastern University.

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NOVA- PHIL 3180 Biomed Ethics- Notes 8-30-07 - Lying to...

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