Bioethical Decision Making and Argumentation by Pedro Serna, José-Antonio Seoane

By Pedro Serna, José-Antonio Seoane

This publication clarifies the that means of an important and pervasive innovations and instruments in bioethical argumentation (principles, values, dignity, rights, tasks, deliberation, prudence) and assesses the methodological suitability of the most tools for scientific decision-making and argumentation. the 1st a part of the ebook is dedicated to the main constructed or promising ways relating to bioethical argumentation, particularly these in response to ideas, values and human rights. The authors then proceed to house the contributions and shortcomings of those methods and recommend additional advancements through sizeable and procedural parts and ideas from useful philosophy, normative platforms conception, thought of motion, human rights and felony argumentation. in addition, new versions of biomedical and health and wellbeing care decision-making, which triumph over the aforementioned feedback and tension the relevance of the argumentative accountability, are included.

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A common objection to the very idea of human rights applying universally is that they embody a Western liberal-individualistic perspective and are therefore alien to other cultures. Attempting to impose respect for human rights standards on nonWestern countries would constitute a form of cultural imperialism.

Since it is not fitted to the environment, the human species attempts, through the vehicle of its intelligence, to adapt the environment to the human needs. ” Human beings cannot live in “nature”, as animals do. They necessarily and permanently live in a more or less transformed or humanized nature, in other words, in “culture”. The “natural environment” is transformed, as a result of intelligence, into a “cultural world”. All this is due to the peculiar characteristics of the human mind. All instruments or beings capable of processing information are to some extent intelligent.

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