Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics

Living Edition
| Editors: Henk ten Have


Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05544-2_73-1


The communication of information is central to many issues in global bioethics and so the justification for censorship is a key concern. This entry describes prudential and epistemic frameworks for the justification of censorship and explores their utility in light of prominent controversies in global bioethics.


Censorship Free speech Autonomy Paternalism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Human BioethicsMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia