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They are the stuff, too, of a truly global bioethic, if one is possible, as opposed to a merely globalised American bioethic.
By far the most influential bioethic in the world today is Principlism.
Even if we agree that some global bioethic is possible, there are rival claimants as to which it should be and there may be a suspicion that a kind of "values imperialism" is going on, with one group colonizing the mores of the other.
Some people today dream of a "value-free" bioethic, liberated from the "moralizing",
In the first part of my paper today I attempted to make some sense of and critique the Principlist bioethic that has been globalised by the American bioethics industry.
To the extent that this represents cultural conditioning, it must make us wary of the globalisation of the Georgetown bioethic.
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