Transdisciplinary Perspectives in Bioethics: A Co-evolutionary Introduction from the Big History

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Javier Collado-Ruano (2016)
  • Publisher: International Society of Philosophy and Cosmology
  • Journal: Filosofiâ i Kosmologiâ (issn: 2307-3705, eissn: 2307-3705)
  • Subject: transdisciplinary | complexity | humanity | coevolution | Big History | biomimicry | bioethics | Sustainable Development Goals | Philosophy (General) | B1-5802

The main objective of this work is to expand the bioethics notion expressed in the Article 17th of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, concerning the interconnections between human beings and other life forms. For this purpose, it is combined the transdisciplinary methodology with the theoretical framework of the “Big History” to approach the co-evolutionary phenomena that life is developing on Earth for some 3.8 billion years. As a result, the study introduces us to the unification, integration and inclusion of the history of the universe, the solar system, Earth, and life with the history of human beings. In conclusion, I consider to safeguard the cosmic miracle that represents the emergence of life we must adopt new transdisciplinary perspectives into bioethics to address the ecosystem complexity of co-evolutionary processes of life on Gaia as a whole.
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