Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 549–553

A Strong Remedy to a Weak Ethical Defence of Homeopathy


DOI: 10.1007/s11673-015-9674-0

Cite this article as:
Shaw, D. Bioethical Inquiry (2015) 12: 549. doi:10.1007/s11673-015-9674-0


In this article, I indicate and illustrate several flaws in a recent “ethical defence” of homeopathy. It transpires that the authors’ arguments have several features in common with homeopathic remedies, including strong claims, a lack of logic or evidence, and no actual effect.


Homeopathy Ethics Evidence Deception Placebo 

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© Journal of Bioethical Inquiry Pty Ltd. 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Biomedical EthicsUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland

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