Global Virtue Ethics Review

Periodical covering the field ethics worldwide.

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 1, 2004

Bioethical Controversies and the Language of Rights
AbstractThe paper argues that the language of rights is conceptually inadequate for giving precise moral direction to the deliberations that arise over questions in bioethics. It begins with background on the development of the notion of human rights...
Multinational Corporations in Political Environments: Ethics, Values and Strategies
Multinational Corporations in Political Environments: Ethics, Values and Strategies Usha V. Haley August 1999, Riverhead Books, New York $13.00, paperbackWhat can be done to curb unethical behavior by governments? One traditional answer has been for...
Philosophy and Practical Ethics
AbstractAcademic philosophers have recently turned their attention to practical areas such as law, medicine, business, etc., and, in particular to moral problems that may arise in these areas. But there are at least two different methodologies here....
Symposium Introduction
I am very pleased to introduce this issue of Global Virtue Ethics Review. The papers in this issue exemplify the recent rise to prominence of practical ethics, especially medical ethics and business ethics, within both the Analytic and Continental schools...
The Role of Cognitive Development in Pediatric Medical Decision-Making
AbstractThis article examines the limitations of decision-making skills of children and adolescents in a medical context imposed by cognitive immaturity. The author considers the work of Piaget and other theorists who have addressed when children do...
Unwittingly De-Humanizing Patients; Rehabilitating Informed Consent
AbstractTo guide interactions in a healthcare setting, informed consent is the doctrine that incorporates and operationalizes such seminal ethical concepts as autonomy, authority, duties, rights, and truth. In everyday practice, however, informed consent...