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Persona y Bioética

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PICHARDO, Luz María. Reinventing Bioethics in a Post-humanist and Post-truth Society. The Present and Future of Bioethics. pers.bioét. [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.2, pp.212-222. ISSN 0123-3122.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5294/pebi.2018.22.2.2.

Bioethics is going through a rough patch in the midst of a society that seems to run away very fast from true ethical and humanistic values. Post-humanism presents a new model of the human being, one that dispenses with the principles and concepts that have been employed so far by humanity. The discourse in bioethics presents this model without any relationship to the anthropology that has been used for centuries and does so in a way that is totally lacking in ethical references. These dissimilarities reflect a misrepresented academic perspective that belongs to a post-truth era. Concepts such as dignity, human nature, quality of life, respect for life and vulnerability are not well understood. When it comes to decision-making on the so-called bioethical dilemmas, it lays out a new biotechnologically improved version of man that prevails over real health and biological concerns that need to be solved.

Palabras clave : Bioethics; post-humanism; post-truth; crisis; human characteristics; human nature; biotechnology.

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