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    Charles Taylor, Phronesis, and Medicine: Ethics and Interpretation in Illness Narrative
    with L. V. Flasher
    Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 36 (4): 394-409. 2011.
    This paper provides a brief overview and critique of the dominant objectivist understanding and use of illness narrative in Enlightenment (scientific) medicine and ethics, as well as several revisionist accounts, which reflect the evolution of this approach. In light of certain limitations and difficulties endemic in the objectivist understanding of illness narrative, an alternative phronesis approach to medical ethics influenced by Charles Taylor’s account of the interpretive nature of human ag…Read more
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    Engagement and suffering in responsible caregiving: On overcoming maleficience in health care
    with Franco A. Carnevale
    Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 17 (3). 1996.
    The thesis of this article is that engagement and suffering are essential aspects of responsible caregiving. The sense of medical responsibility engendered by engaged caregiving is referred to herein as clinical phronesis, i.e. practical wisdom in health care, or, simply, practical health care wisdom. The idea of clinical phronesis calls to mind a relational or communicative sense of medical responsibility which can best be understood as a kind of virtue ethics, yet one that is informed by the e…Read more
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    Agich on rules within moral experience: Ethics consultation and beyond
    American Journal of Bioethics 1 (4). 2001.
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  • Freedom in "Reason" and "Dread: " Toward a Phenomenology of Morals
    Dissertation, Vanderbilt University. 1983.
    This dissertation critically examines two possible approaches to interpreting the meaning of freedom--"reason" and "dread." My thesis is, first, that, although freedom has most often been understood conceptually in the reflection of Western ethics in terms of reason or rationality, this framework nonetheless partially obfuscates "what is going on" primordially in the experience of freedom, that is, in the eventfulness of freedom's own occurrence in the human world of life and death; secondly, th…Read more