publication . Article . 2016

The Contemporary Body: Between the Thesis of Human Exception and its Obscurantism

Aida Sotelo Céspedes;
Open Access Spanish
  • Published: 01 Aug 2016 Journal: Pedagogía y Saberes (issn: 0121-2494, eissn: 2500-6436, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidad Pedagógica Nacional
This essay questions the place given to the human body in our time because of the consequences of the western thesis of human exception and its presence in Descartes' cogito that led to modern science, and also because of the effects of fragmentation, politicization and merchandising of life in the second modernity, derived from the capitalist discourse. As a counterpoint not necessarily grounded on those beliefs and deviations of scientific and social morality, forty years ago people began to talk about bioethics. Today, it is necessary to update its teaching, and that means its secularization and independence of law, which more often than not has been against ...
free text keywords: Cuerpo, excepcionalidad humana, bioética, secularización, Education, L
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