Autonomy and Trust in Bioethics

Autonomy and Trust in Bioethics

Onora O'Neill / Feb 26, 2020

Autonomy and Trust in Bioethics Onora O Neill suggests that the conceptions of individual autonomy so widely relied on in bioethics are philosophically and ethically inadequate they undermine rather than support relationships based

  • Title: Autonomy and Trust in Bioethics
  • Author: Onora O'Neill
  • ISBN: 9780521894531
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Paperback
  • Onora O Neill suggests that the conceptions of individual autonomy so widely relied on in bioethics are philosophically and ethically inadequate they undermine rather than support relationships based on trust Her arguments are illustrated with issues raised by such practices as the use of genetic information by the police, research using human tissues, new reproductiveOnora O Neill suggests that the conceptions of individual autonomy so widely relied on in bioethics are philosophically and ethically inadequate they undermine rather than support relationships based on trust Her arguments are illustrated with issues raised by such practices as the use of genetic information by the police, research using human tissues, new reproductive technologies, and media practices for reporting on medicine, science and technology The study appeals to a wide range of readers in ethics, bioethics and related disciplines.

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    About "Onora O'Neill"

      • Onora O'Neill

        Onora Sylvia O Neill, Baroness O Neill of Bengarve CH CBE FBA FRS born 23 August 1941 is a philosopher and a crossbench member of the House of Lords.The daughter of Sir Con Douglas Walter O Neill, she was educated partly in Germany and at St Paul s Girls School, London before studying philosophy, psychology and physiology at Oxford University She went on to complete a doctorate at Harvard University, with John Rawls as supervisor During the 1970s she taught at Barnard College, the women s college in Columbia University, New York City In 1977 she returned to Britain and took up a post at the University of Essex she was Professor of Philosophy there when she became Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge in 1992.She is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, a former President of the British Academy 1988 1989 and chaired the Nuffield Foundation 1998 2010 In 2003, she was the founding President of the British Philosophical Association BPA In 2013 she held the Spinoza Chair of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam Until October 2006, she was the Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, and she currently chairs the Equality and Human Rights Commission from


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    1. Mainly limited to medical ethics, with a lot about new reproductive and genetic technologies. There is a long critical section about the media at the end.I was intrigued by her concept from Kant of 'principled autonomy' – this did seem helpful and I can think of less awkward ways to interpret it without the language of law. She suggests that action/obligation is the best grounding for rights, which I also found helpful. What obligations for action are created when we define rights?I couldn't r [...]


    2. Very interesting look at various ethical issues of the day with a call to re-evaluate our thoughts on individual autonomy as the major issue in informed consent areas


    3. Okay, I know some (ahem, Ms. Posey) don't want to be bothered by her. But, what can I say, I'm a sucker for relational autonomy.


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