Conscientious Refusals and Reason‐Giving

Bioethics 28 (6):313-319 (2014)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Some philosophers have argued for what I call the reason-giving requirement for conscientious refusal in reproductive healthcare. According to this requirement, healthcare practitioners who conscientiously object to administering standard forms of treatment must have arguments to back up their conscience, arguments that are purely public in character. I argue that such a requirement, though attractive in some ways, faces an overlooked epistemic problem: it is either too easy or too difficult to satisfy in standard cases. I close by briefly considering whether a version of the reason-giving requirement can be salvaged despite this important difficulty
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Upload history
Archival date: 2014-05-24
View other versions
Added to PP index

Total views
863 ( #7,535 of 72,589 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
44 ( #18,775 of 72,589 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.