Contested Norms

The History and Future of Bioethics
A Sociological View
John H. Evans
Oxford University Press, $45, 199 pp.

In a recent New York Times piece, the philosopher Colin McGinn suggested that the academic discipline of philosophy faces a sort of identity crisis. Those outside the academy think of philosophy as the exploration of matters of wisdom and meaning, while actual philosophers understand their work very differently. McGinn suggested a radical resolution—...

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