Looking Backwards, Looking Forward: Hopes for Bioethics' Next Twenty‐Five Years

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I reflect on the past present and future of the field of bioethics In so doing I offer a very situated overview of where bioethics has been where it now is where it seems to be going where I think we could do better and where I dearly hope the field will be heading I also propose three ways of re‐orienting our theoretic tools to guide us in a new direction 1 adopt an ethics of responsibility 2 explore the responsibilities of various kinds of actors and relationships among them 3 expand the types of participants engaged in bioethics

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