• Justice and Boundaries in Ancient Stories: Guidance for Modern Bioethics
    Dissertation, The University of Tennessee. 2002.
    This dissertation considers the claim that we can find in ancient and Biblical literature certain values that are of the lineage shared by much of Western culture today. Because of their persistence, they comprise part of what Hilary Putnam calls the 'moral image' we have of ourselves. Knowing that these values have endured enables us to claim more justification in employing them in discussions of moral dilemmas today. Mere persistence, however, does not ensure that a value should continue to be…Read more