The Biomedical Debate According to Rose Book Review by Nicky

The Biomedical Debate According to Rose
An analysis of Nikolas S. Rose's 2006 text, "The Politics of Life Itself" on biomedicine and bioethics.
# 149017 | 1,384 words | 1 source | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 20, 2011 in Biology (Bioethics) , Ethics (General)

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The paper looks at how Rose examines the controversies, quandaries and obstacles that provide a restraint on the unbridled enthusiasm for progress demonstrated by science, medicine and commercial interests. The paper points out that the greatest strength in Rose's text is the optimism and evenhandedness with which it perceived the prospects before us, although it does demonstrate that Rose is inherently biased toward the type of progressive technological and scientific innovation that would be considered wrong by many. The paper devotes some time to his discussion on optimization and looks at how Rose ends by endorsing biomedicine as the way forward, while using the objections raised by its opponents to shepherd the process ethically and responsibly.

From the Paper:

"Another of the conditions which compliments this matter is that of somatic expertise, which draws the matter of bioethicality specifically into the debate. As Rose indicates, the advancements which have occurred in the field have resulted in an expansive industry of participants and interests parties. With the emergence of new technologies and procedures has occurred the emergence of new experts. According to Rose, "around these experts of the soma cluster a whole variety of new pastoral experts--genetic counselors are perhaps the best exemplars--whose role is to advise and guide to care and support, individuals and families as they negotiate their way through the personal, medical and ethical dilemmas that they face. And, perhaps, most remarkable has been the rise of a novel expertise of 'bioethics.'" (Rose, 6)
"This is the subject which commands perhaps the greatest importance in Rose's text, striking relevance into every other aspect of the debate by suggesting that this essentially subjective lens has come to dominate a field traditionally ruled by empiricism. To this point, optimization has been distinctly impacted by this false or self-proclaimed sense of somatic expertise."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Rose, N.S. (2006). The Politics of Life Itself. Princeton University Press.

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