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The Rationality and Morality of Dying Children
Hastings Center Report (2011)
  • Barry Hoffmaster, The University of Western Ontario

Formal reason is not adequate to explain how we think through real-life problems and make moral decisions about them. A far richer account of rationality is necessary. Interviews conducted with children who have leukemia, and who must figure out by themselves that they are dying and how they should handle that information, illustrate a range on informal tools that must be part of that account.

  • Bioethics,
  • Morality,
  • Children
Publication Date
November, 2011
Publisher Statement
© 2011 The Hastings Center. Reprinted by permission. This article originally appeared in the Hastings Center Report, vol. 41, no. 6 (2011).
Citation Information
Barry Hoffmaster. "The Rationality and Morality of Dying Children" Hastings Center Report Vol. 41 Iss. 6 (2011)
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