Secular Bioethics and Its Challenge to the Catholic Citizen

Nova et Vetera, English Edition, Vol. 12, No. 2 (2014): 471-481

12 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2021

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Francis Joseph Beckwith

Baylor University - Department of Philosophy; Baylor University - Department of Political Science; Baylor University - Institute for Studies of Religion

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

The author argues that the the promise of secular bioethics—moral guidance untethered to any philosophical anthropology—is impossible to sustain. His point of departure is the work of Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2012)

Keywords: Catholicism, biomedical ethics, reproductive rights, Affordable Care Act

Suggested Citation

Beckwith, Francis, Secular Bioethics and Its Challenge to the Catholic Citizen (2014). Nova et Vetera, English Edition, Vol. 12, No. 2 (2014): 471-481, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3860468

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