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IS HOMEOPATHY REALLY ‘MORALLY AND ETHICALLY UNACCEPTABLE’? A CRITIQUE OF PURE SCIENTISM
Article first published online: 17 APR 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Volume 26, Issue 9, pages 501–503, November 2012
How to Cite
MILGROM, L. and CHATFIELD, K. (2012), IS HOMEOPATHY REALLY ‘MORALLY AND ETHICALLY UNACCEPTABLE’? A CRITIQUE OF PURE SCIENTISM. Bioethics, 26: 501–503. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2012.01948.x
- Issue published online: 14 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 17 APR 2012
In this short response we show that Kevin Smith's moral and ethical rejections of homeopathy1 are fallacious and rest on questionable epistemology. Further, we suggest Smith's presumption of a utilitarian stance is an example of scientism encroaching into medicine.