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Title: Menselijke waardigheid en de kwetsbaarheid van de hedendaagse ethiek
Author(s): LEMMENS, Willem
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie
Volume: 80    Issue: 1   Date: 2018   
Pages: 107-122
DOI: 10.2143/TVF.80.1.3284816

Abstract :
This review article provides a critical dialogue with Herman De Dijn’s Drie vormen van weten: Over ethiek, wetenschap en moraalfilosofie (Kalmthout: Polis 2017) (Three Forms of Knowing: On Ethics, Science, and Moral Philosophy). It highlights the timely character of De Dijn’s critique of the so-called revisionism in contemporary bio-ethics and welcomes his revaluation of a robust common sense ethics, based on a genealogical-hermeneutical understanding of the human condition. At the same time, this article poses some critical questions on De Dijn’s presentation of contemporary bio-ethics and the role he gives to a more fundamental way of ‘doing moral philosophy’.

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