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Integrativna bioetika i problem njena znanstvenog statusa


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Kos, Marko. (2013). Integrativna bioetika i problem njena znanstvenog statusa. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Philosophy. [mentor Jurić, Hrvoje].

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Bioethics needs to be always approached critically, regardless of its benefits to the scientific and public debate. It should be questioned with regard to its historical and civilizational importance, as well as its concept, area of inquiry and methodology, in the hope of deepening the bioethical debate and the discussion on bioethics. Openness of discourse characteristic to bioethics has resulted in a number of definitions, often opposed to each other. A definition that is trying to conceive bioethics as an "integrative bioethics", says that bioethics is an "open area of encounter and dialogue for different sciences and activities of different approaches and worldviews, which gather to articulate, discuss and resolve ethical issues related to life, for life as a whole and in each of the parts of the whole, for life in all its forms, stages and manifestations". Thusly defined bioethics can be understood through terms of multi-, inter-, trans-disciplinarity, pluriperspectivism and integrativity. Not even such a wide concept of bioethics is free of problems that need to be examined. Moreover, the "widening" of the concept of bioethics in the direction of maximum pluriperspectivity and interdisciplinarity requires a deeper reflection of, among other things, the complaints that come with this definition, complaints regarding "ethical relativism" and "implacability", i.e. "irreducibility" of different discourses. Integrative bioethics - linking the different approaches and perspectives into one horizon, and conceptualizing their interaction pays much attention to methodological issues. Pluriperspectivism, as the starting point for integrative bioethics, represents a reflected methodological position that refers to the traditional debate about science and scientificity, but also aims to overcome them, including non-scientific perspectives, and, in the broader sense, cultural perspectives. That implies overcoming the binary division on scientific and non- scientific (or "pseudo- scientific") perspectives.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrative bioethics, pseudo-science, pluriperspectivism, integrativity, bioethics
Subjects: Philosophy
Departments: Department of Philosophy
Supervisor: Jurić, Hrvoje
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 15:20
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:20

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