Bioethics and Philosophical Argumentation

Philippe Merz

Keywords: bioethics, philosophical argumentation, symposium

Categories: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

DOI: 10.17160/josha.3.6.247

Languages: English

This presentation provides a philosophical introduction into the multilayered field of Bioethics. Firstly, it clarifies the somewhat confusing notion of "Bioethics", and then unfolds the key questions that bioethical debate faces today. The following third step discusses five obstacles to a broader discussion and possible solution of those bioethical problems – and gives four concluding hints to what needs to change in order to develop a more intense and open dialogue on those important challenges. PICTURE: Anna Boksa, Anja.

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