Saturday, July 07, 2007

Responsibility for Health

The bioethics forum has an interesting round up of the political divisions in regards to responsibility for poor health by Harald Schmidt, Assistant Director of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

Schmit is broadly critical of the classic left/right division in regards to personal responsibility. Given my luck egalitarian leanings it will probably be unsurprising that I broadly agree. Both the left and the right need to take into consideration personal responsibility, of course how this ought to be done is a tricky question, especially given the epistemic difficulties in determining responsibility.