Accepted paper:

Epistemic authority in deliberative and interpretive empirical bioethics

Authors:

Jackie Leach Scully (Newcastle University)

Paper short abstract:

In this presentation I highlight an important distinction that has so far been underemphasised in empirical bioethics: between interpretive and deliberative methodologies, and in particular, the difference in the epistemic authority to which each can lay claim.

Paper long abstract:

The flourishing of the empirical bioethics literature over the last two decades has led to numerous attempts at developing typologies of different approaches. In this presentation I highlight an important distinction that has so far been underemphasized: between interpretive and deliberative methodologies, and in particular, the difference in the epistemic authority to which each can lay claim. This is a short 'impulse presentation' for the roundtable following the longer paper presentations in this session.

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Empirical bioethics in STS. Making science, technology and society in research and deliberative spaces