A Practical Heuristic for Dialogical Argument-Making in Applied Ethics
Department of Philosophy, Saint Louis University, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rehg W
Department of Philosophy
Saint Louis University
3800 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis MO 63108, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 28, 2015; Accepted date: January 28, 2016; Published date: January 29, 2015
Citation: Rehg W (2016) A Practical Heuristic for Dialogical Argument-Making in Applied Ethics. J Clin Res Bioeth 7:260. doi: 10.4172/2155-9627.1000260
Copyright: © 2016 Rehg W. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This short communication sets forth a modification of Habermas’s discourse ethics, designed to render the dialogical features of discourse ethics practically feasible in contexts that do not have the institutional resources for organizing actual discourses inclusive of all stakeholders. After briefly sketching an interpretation of Habermas’s principle of dialogical universalization, I set forth a practical heuristic that recasts discourse-ethical idealizations as feasible research tasks of two sorts: dialogical argument-construction and public-merits assessment. The communication closes with a short consideration of the challenge that value conflicts pose for discourse bioethics.