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Ar istotle’s ethics and politics: refl ections on bioethics and the contemporary state

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Ana Iltis


For Aristotle, ethics and politics are inseparable. The polis is essential to fostering the good life and exists for a moral purpose. Contemporary bioethics in the west reflects an account of the state that, like Aristotle’s state, has a substantial role to play in enforcing an account of the good life. Bioethics in the west has its origins largely in the political setting and remains politically oriented

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