publication . Article . 2001

Is bioethics Circe, the enchantress of medicine?

Gustavo Figueroa C;
Open Access Spanish
  • Published: 01 Feb 2001
  • Publisher: Sociedad Médica de Santiago
Abstract
Background: Recent development in the biomedical fields have led to considerable moral perplexity, about the rights and duties of health professionals, patients and research subjects. Since about 1970 bioethics have become involved in an ongoing discussion of the complex ethical issues raised by these developments. Objective: To review the precise relationship between Nietzsche’s ontology and an eventual bioethics. Method: The author intends to give a picture of how ontological factors have influenced the beginnings of bioethics. Results: Ethics for Nietzsche symbolizes Circe, the enchantress in Homer’s Odyssey. Nietzsche’s task is to proclaim the...
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free text keywords: Bioethics, Education, medical, Ethics, medical, General Medicine, Devaluation, Perplexity, Ethical issues, Traditional values, Health professionals, Medicine, business.industry, business, Emptiness, Environmental ethics, Ontology
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