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FROM INTEGRATIVE BIOETHICS TO PSEUDOSCIENCE
Article first published online: 18 JUN 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Developing World Bioethics
Volume 12, Issue 3, pages 148–156, December 2012
How to Cite
BRACANOVIĆ, T. (2012), FROM INTEGRATIVE BIOETHICS TO PSEUDOSCIENCE. Developing World Bioethics, 12: 148–156. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8847.2012.00330.x
- Issue published online: 5 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 18 JUN 2012
- integrative bioethics;
- applied ethics;
- conceptual confusion;
Integrative bioethics is a brand of bioethics conceived and propagated by a group of Croatian philosophers and other scholars. This article discusses and shows that the approach encounters several serious difficulties. In criticizing certain standard views on bioethics and in presenting their own, the advocates of integrative bioethics fall into various conceptual confusions and inconsistencies. Although presented as a project that promises to deal with moral dilemmas created by modern science and technology, integrative bioethics does not contain the slightest normativity or action-guiding capacity. Portrayed as a scientific and interdisciplinary enterprise, integrative bioethics displays a large number of pseudoscientific features that throw into doubt its overall credibility.