La discussione sulla dignità umana nella bioetica contemporanea

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  • Massimo Reichlin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15168/2284-4503-239

Parole chiave:

Human dignity, autonomy, bioethics, dementia, commercial surrogacy

Abstract

Recent criticisms of the use of the concept of human dignity in bioethics are discussed. It is argued that the central meaning of human dignity refers to the special value of humanity and human agency, as originally highlighted in Kant’s ethics. It is also argued that, contrary to what is claimed by critics, there are reasons not to accept the reduction of human dignity to autonomy. Examples of this non reducibility of the former to the latter are taken from the cure of demented people and the practice of commercial surrogacy.

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2017-06-30

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Reichlin M. La discussione sulla dignità umana nella bioetica contemporanea. BioLaw [Internet]. 30 giugno 2017 [citato 21 giugno 2024];(2):93-101. Available at: https://teseo.unitn.it/biolaw/article/view/1252

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