I’m in the middle of editing, and writing a contribution for, Reason Papers’s forthcoming symposium on the epistemology, ethics, and politics of emergencies. (Though I’ll be contributing an essay to it, credit for the idea of the symposium goes to Carrie-Ann.) The topic turns out to be an amazingly interesting and fertile one, with ramifications in a number of directions, including the epistemology and semantics of definition; the application, scope, and stringency of moral principles; the scope and content of rights; the proper role of government; the rule of law; and so on. 4,524 more words
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Arthur Caplan is the founding head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center.
Known as the ‘go-to’ expert on ethics, medicine and science, Dr. 69 more words