Chet Collins

Book Review: On Conscience 📚

This book was given to me as a gift by my parents. I’m developing an interest in bioethics, seeing as its the perfect marriage of healthcare and classical philosophy.

I didn’t find much in the way of discussion on conscience in this book, which is ironic given the title. The book is a collection of two long speeches given by Cardinal Ratzinger. There were plenty of quotes, but my hope was that he’d take head on the questions surrounding the primacy of conscience in the medical field. Of course, that would naturally include the role of conscience in medical decision making and intellectual disagreement in the field of research and practice of medicine.

The book is classic Ratzinger, very deep and thick.

Rating: ★ ★ ★

ISBN: 9781586171605

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