The Report: Many Voices in Conversation

By Campbell, Courtney S.; Crigger, Bette-Jane | The Hastings Center Report, January-February 1990 | Go to article overview

The Report: Many Voices in Conversation


Campbell, Courtney S., Crigger, Bette-Jane, The Hastings Center Report


The Report: Many Voices in Conversation

Let us reassure you that despite appearances, you are indeed reading the Hastings Center Report. While we'll accept full responsibility, praise, or blame, for the cover design, we want to reflect briefly on what the Report is and should be, and how you, our readers and authors, can help us shape the content between the covers.

Shortly after the Institute of Society, Ethics and the Life Sciences was established, the Hastings Center Report was born in 1971 as a modest newsletter of twelve pages. The Report's goal of informing and educating a broad audience to "bioethics" issues was subsequently complemented by substantial scholarly articles and essays contained in the Hastings Center Studies. The "marriage" of the Institute's two publications in 1975 was in part one of convenience, but also grew out of a sense that "public" and "professional" bioethics were becoming increasingly separated, and that a journal that was both intellectually rigorous and generally accessible would merge the audiences and invigorate the discourse. In the intervening years, the Report has walked the fine line between "serious" scholarly journal with articles that challenge the finest of professionals, and "popular" magazine with features adaptable for use even in high school settings. Our acute editorial challenge is to maintain this balance in a way that invites professionalism and innovation by authors and engages the moral reflection and imagination of readers.

As well, the Report aspires to be a public forum for the many professions and disciplines that contribute to bioethics - medicine, law, philosophy, the natural and social sciences, theology - to engage in mutually enriching interdisciplinary conversation on common ground. Our editorial horizons must remain sufficiently broad to guarantee a place in our pages for many voices, lest bioethics become a closed, self-engrossed, and narrow enterprise.

Joining many diverse voices on issues that are both profound and personal in an ongoing conversation that is open, full of vitality, and engaging, is not an impossible ideal, but we do require your help. We need the voices of the best of professional academic scholars who bring their critical and analytical skills to bear on questions that transcend disciplinary boundaries. We need also the voices of emerging, younger scholars who in years to come will carry forward the foundational work of the Daniel Callahans and Willard Gaylins, the Robert Morisons and Leon Kasses, the Paul Ramseys and Hans Jonases. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

The Report: Many Voices in Conversation
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.