It was a delight to read Methods in Bioethics: The Way We Reason Now. John Arras's reflections on how to do bioethics are uncommonly wise and incisive. Readers will find themselves engaged with a first-class mind, with a scholar who read so widely and perceptively, and a person with a wonderfully wry and self-deprecating sense of humor. It is vintage John Arras all the way - a very fine vintage to be sure. Methods in Bioethics is a superb road map to the various ethical approaches that have contributed to the field of bioethics. The goal is not to determine which theory is correct - Arras is deeply skeptical about this possibility - but rather to understand the important, though partial, insights of each. It is the most sophisticated analysis of the history and significance of bioethics, and Arras's rapier wit and lively style make it the most engaging as well. With distinctive wit and ruthless analytical clarity, Arras offers an incisive critique of popular approaches to methodology in bioethics. This is clear-headed, analytical philosophy at its finest and anyone interested in methods of bioethics ignores this work at their peril."