Philosophy, Scholar in Residence February-April 2009, Turkey

Altinay Rustem Ertug

R. E. Altinay worked on a comprehensive reader, that bring together discussions and case studies from different countries on forensic bioethics.

Forensic Bioethics Reader

Since the emergence of the discipline in the 1960s and the publication of James F. Childress and Tom Beauchamp’s “Principles of Bioethics”, bioethics has become probably the biggest area of applied ethics. In fact, it has taken on a life of its own as a profession. As such, the bioethics literature tends to focus on debates over the boundaries of life (abortion, euthenasia), research ethics and ethics of healthcare. However, an important context in which bioethics should be a key concern has enjoyed little academic interest: the forensic context.