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And Power Corrupts … : Religion and the Disciplinary Matrix of Bioethics

M. Therese Lysaught

Edited by David E. Guinn

in Handbook of Bioethics and Religion

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780195178739
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784943 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195178734.003.0006
 And Power Corrupts … : Religion and the Disciplinary Matrix of Bioethics

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This chapter argues that bioethics should properly be understood as a disciplinary matrix that serves the modern Leviathan of state and market. The purpose of doing so, of course, is to narrate a rather different vision of “public bioethics”. For without a more accurate accounting of the nature and function of public bioethics, it will not be possible to begin to posit how “religion” might even begin to position itself in relationship to it.

Keywords: power; religion; state; market; bioethics

Chapter.  15007 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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