Tadeusz Biesaga

Personalism versus Principlism in Bioethics

08 - 2003, pages 23–34
Date of online publication: 15 June 2015
Date of publication: 01 November 2003


In this article, the author, starting from the position of a personalistic ethics, criticizes the principlist bioethics of T. L. Beauchamp and J. F. Childress, which consists of four principles (respect for autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, justice). According to the author, the latter model entails numerous problems, which can only be overcome when it is based instead on a personalistic norm.


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Biesaga, Tadeusz. “Personalism versus Principlism in Bioethics.” Forum Philosophicum 8 (2004): 23–34. doi:10.5840/forphil200385.