Author's replyBMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7007.752c (Published 16 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:752
- Michael M Rivlin, Research student
- Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
EDITOR,--Richard J Lilford complains that I did not give an alternative form of rationing to agism. In a short article, however, it is simply not possible to deal with such a large topic. In any case, would Lilford insist that a philosopher who showed that slavery was immoral also had to offer an alternative economic policy? One of the important roles of a philosopher is to show when society is pursuing a course that is morally unjustifiable. The aim of my article …
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