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Global Justice and Bioethics

Joseph Millum and Ezekiel J. Emanuel


Despite the massive scale of global inequalities, until recently few political philosophers or bioethicists addressed their ethical implications. Questions of justice were thought to be primarily internal to the nation state. Over the last decade or so, there has been an explosion of interest in the philosophical issues surrounding global justice. These issues are of direct relevance to bioethics. The links between poverty and health imply that we cannot separate questions of global health from questions about fair distribution of global resources and the institutions governing the world order ... More

Keywords: global inequalities, global justice, bioethics, ideal theory, non-ideal theory

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195379907
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379907.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Millum, editor

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, editor

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