“Dissecting Bioethics,” edited by Tuija Takala and Matti
Häyry, welcomes contributions on the conceptual and theoretical
dimensions of bioethics.
The section is dedicated to the idea that words defined by bioethicists
and others should not be allowed to imprison people's actual concerns,
emotions, and thoughts. Papers that expose the many meanings of a concept,
describe the different readings of a moral doctrine, or provide an
alternative angle to seemingly self-evident issues are therefore
The themes covered in the section so far include dignity, naturalness,
public interest, community, disability, autonomy, parity of reasoning,
symbolic appeals, and toleration.
All submitted papers are peer reviewed. To submit a paper or to discuss
a suitable topic, contact Tuija Takala at