In this seminar I consider the role that Bioethics plays in Health Law. I will outline how we draw upon philosophical norms when we explain, criticise, justify, and reform the law, and how we also draw upon philosophical norms when we interpret, substantiate, qualify, and expand, legal standards. However, I will argue that it does not follow from this interaction between philosophy and law that normative philosophy has a foundational role to play in health law.
Normative philosophy does not ‘guide and reform’ health law 'from a superior position of oversight'. Instead, perhaps controversially, normative philosophy 'occupies a subordinate position' of 'being used as a tool’ for reasoning about, and reasoning according to, the law.
Speaker: Jesse Wall
|Date||Wednesday, 11 October 2017|
|Time||1:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Event Category||Health Sciences|
|Location||Bioethics Seminar Room, Level one, 71 Frederick Street (entry on Frederick Street). Also video-linked Christchurch and Wellington Campus.|
|Contact Name||Bioethics Centre|
|Contact Phone||+64 3 471 6120|