Basic Bioethics

The Basic Bioethics series makes innovative works in bioethics available to a broad audience and introduces seminal scholarly manuscripts, state-of-the-art reference works, and textbooks. Topics engaged include the philosophy of medicine, advancing genetics and biotechnology, end-of-life care, health and social policy, and the empirical study of biomedical life. Interdisciplinary work is encouraged.

Series editor: Arthur Caplan

Mental Patient

Abigail Gosselin

Dec 13, 2022

Ethics in Everyday Places

Tom Koch

Nov 01, 2022

Choosing Down Syndrome

Chris Kaposy

Aug 09, 2022

The Case against Death

Ingemar Patrick Linden

Feb 01, 2022

Vaccination Ethics and Policy

Jason L. Schwartz, Arthur L. Caplan

Aug 24, 2021

Good Ethics and Bad Choices

Jennifer S. Blumenthal-Barby

Aug 03, 2021

The Structure of Moral Revolutions

Robert Baker

Nov 12, 2019

New Methuselahs

John K. Davis

Jul 31, 2018

Re-Reasoning Ethics

Barry Hoffmaster, Cliff Hooker

May 04, 2018


Nicole Piemonte

Jan 12, 2018

Specimen Science

Holly Fernandez Lynch, Barbara E. Bierer, I. Glenn Cohen, Suzanne M. Rivera

Oct 06, 2017

Dying in the Twenty-First Century

Lydia S. Dugdale

Jul 14, 2017

Ebola's Message

Nicholas G. Evans, Tara C. Smith, Maimuna S. Majumder

Oct 07, 2016

The Myth of the Moral Brain

Harris Wiseman

Feb 12, 2016

Preterm Babies, Fetal Patients, and Childbearing Choices

John D. Lantos, Diane S. Lauderdale

Aug 07, 2015

The Censor's Hand

Carl E. Schneider

Apr 10, 2015

Thieves of Virtue

Tom Koch

Aug 29, 2014

Human Subjects Research Regulation

I. Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez Lynch

Jul 11, 2014

Rationing Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Philip M. Rosoff

Jul 03, 2014

The Politics of Adoption

Bruno Perreau, Deke Dusinberre

Apr 25, 2014

Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Responsibility

Yechiel Michael Barilan

Jan 10, 2014

Truly Human Enhancement

Nicholas Agar

Dec 13, 2013

Humanity Enhanced

Russell Blackford

Dec 06, 2013

Research Misconduct Policy in Biomedicine

Barbara K. Redman

Oct 11, 2013

Why Have Children?

Christine Overall

Sep 20, 2013

Applied Ethics in Mental Health Care

Dominic A. Sisti, Arthur L. Caplan, Hila Rimon-Greenspan, Paul S. Appelbaum

Sep 20, 2013

Synthetic Biology and Morality

Gregory E. Kaebnick, Thomas H. Murray

Jul 26, 2013

Intervention in the Brain

Robert H. Blank

Apr 12, 2013

In Search of the Good

Daniel Callahan

Oct 19, 2012

The Ethics of Animal Research

Jeremy R. Garrett

Mar 30, 2012

Progress in Bioethics

Jonathan D. Moreno, Sam Berger, Harold Shapiro

Nov 23, 2011

Reframing Rights

Sheila Jasanoff

Jul 22, 2011

Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care

Holly Fernandez Lynch

Aug 13, 2010


Martha J. Farah

Jul 16, 2010

Pragmatic Neuroethics

Eric Racine

Jun 04, 2010

Healing Psychiatry

David H Brendel

Aug 21, 2009

The Ethics of Protocells

Mark A. Bedau, Emily C. Parke

Apr 17, 2009

Genetics and Life Insurance

Mark A. Rothstein

Jan 23, 2009

Design and Destiny

Ronald Cole-Turner

Jan 25, 2008

Against Bioethics

Jonathan Baron

Aug 24, 2007

Looking Within

Deborah Blizzard

Aug 03, 2007

Current Controversies in the Biological Sciences

Karen F. Greif, Jon F. Merz

Feb 23, 2007

End-of-Life Decision Making

Robert H. Blank, Janna C. Merrick

Jan 26, 2007

Bioethics and Armed Conflict

Michael Gross

Jun 16, 2006

Ethics of the Body

Margrit Shildrick, Roxanne Mykitiuk

May 20, 2005

DNA and the Criminal Justice System

David Lazer

Oct 22, 2004

Is Human Nature Obsolete?

Harold W. Baillie, Timothy K. Casey

Oct 08, 2004

Ethics and the Metaphysics of Medicine

Kenneth A. Richman

Jun 18, 2004

In the Wake of Terror

Jonathan D. Moreno

Feb 27, 2004

Case Studies in Biomedical Research Ethics

Timothy F. Murphy

Feb 27, 2004

What Genes Can't Do

Lenny Moss

Jan 30, 2004

Pragmatic Bioethics

Glenn McGee

Apr 25, 2003

Engendering International Health

Gita Sen, Piroska Ostlin, Asha George

May 17, 2002

Self-Trust and Reproductive Autonomy

Carolyn McLeod

Mar 29, 2002


Mark G. Kuczewski, Ronald Polansky

Jan 25, 2002

The Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debate

Suzanne Holland, Karen Lebacqz, Laurie Zoloth

Sep 14, 2001

Pricing Life

Peter A. Ubel

Aug 24, 2001