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Title: Introduction
Subtitle: ethics and the international political context
Author(s): PATTYN, Bart
Journal: Ethical Perspectives
Volume: 9    Issue: 1   Date: 2002   
Pages: 1-2
DOI: 10.2143/EP.9.1.503839

Abstract :
While ethicists reflect on specific political and biomedical problems such as euthanasia, the international political context is becoming grim. A number of the articles in this issue, such as the one by Vasti Roodt, make implicit reference to this. It is quite naïve to think that ethicists can exert any influence on the prevailing interpretations of political conflicts, but at the same time it would be inappropriate to take that fact as a reason for no longer being concerned. No one should be indifferent to the international context.

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