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    Is Virtue Teachable? A Socratic View of Moral Education
    Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin. 1991.
    Two of Plato's dialogues, the Protagoras and the Meno, ask, "is virtue teachable?" This dissertation shows that each of these dialogues is itself integral and consistent, and that the two are consistent with one another. Taken together these dialogues offer a unified and coherent Socratic model of moral education. The dissertation develops at length the notion of dialectic, arguing that it is the key to Socratic moral education and therefore to its goal: virtue. Developing the notion of dialecti…Read more
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    Medical Humanities Companion (edited book)
    with Martyn Evans, Rolf Ahlzén, and Pekka Louhiala
    Radcliffe Publishing. 2008.
    Using fictionalized case studies this series follows four patients through the medical process, from onset through Diagnosis, Treatment and PrognosisVolume 1: Symptom. Examines the idea of 'symptom' as a route to understanding the structure of clinical practice -- Volume 2: Diagnosis. Explores the meaning of 'diagnosis' as a complex, culturally mediated interaction between individuals, scientific discoveries, social negotiation and historical change. -- Volume 3: Treatment. Considers the concept…Read more
  •  55
    Values‐based medicine and modest foundationalism
    with Miles Little, Wendy Lipworth, Pippa Markham, and Ian Kerridge
    Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 18 (5): 1020-1026. 2012.
  •  36
    Meaning and value in medical school curricula
    with Wendy Lipworth, Ian Kerridge, Miles Little, and Pippa Markham
    Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 18 (5): 1027-1035. 2012.
    Rationale, aims and objectives: Bioethics and professionalism are standard subjects in medical training programmes, and these curricula reflect particular representations of meaning and practice. It is important that these curricula cohere with the actual concerns of practicing clinicians so that students are prepared for real-world practice. We aimed to identify ethical and professional concerns that do not appear to be adequately addressed in standard curricula by comparing ethics curricula wi…Read more
  •  16
    Weaving a Cleansing Net
    Metascience 16 (1): 161-163. 2007.
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    Virtuous acts as practical medical ethics: an empirical study
    with Miles Little, Pippa Markham, Lucie Rychetnik, and Ian Kerridge
    Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 17 (5): 948-953. 2011.
  • Prognosis
    with Jane MacNaughton and Carl Rudebeck
    In Martyn Evans, Rolf Ahlzén, Pekka Louhiala & J. Jill Gordon (eds.), Medical Humanities Companion, Radcliffe Publishing. 2008.
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    Doctors on Status and Respect: A Qualitative Study (review)
    with Wendy Lipworth, Miles Little, Pippa Markham, and Ian Kerridge
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 10 (2): 205-217. 2013.
    While doctors generally enjoy considerable status, some believe that this is increasingly threatened by consumerism, managerialism, and competition from other health professions. Research into doctors’ perceptions of the changes occurring in medicine has provided some insights into how they perceive and respond to these changes but has generally failed to distinguish clearly between concerns about “status,” related to the entitlements associated with one’s position in a social hierarchy, and con…Read more
  • Turning toward Philosophy: Literary and Dramatic Aspects in Plato's Dialogues
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 66 (3): 743-745. 2003.