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Philosophy and Life Sciences in Dialogue
Philosophy and Life Sciences in Dialogue

Author(s): Vassil Vidinsky
Subject(s): Philosophy, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, History of Philosophy, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, Book-Review
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: bioethics; life sciences; nature; autonomy; CRISPR-Cas9; moral enhancement; digitalization; human cloning

Summary/Abstract: The volume Philosophy and Life Sciences in Dialogue is a result of the IV. International Summer School Bioethics in Context, organized by Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and FernUniversität in Hagen. The book is exemplary in many ways. It contains 11 high-quality articles on fundamental themes and concepts with real philosophical depth – nature, autonomy, the future of trans- and post-humanism, the meta-topic of bioethics and its relations with life sciences. The authors present illuminating historical backgrounds as a context to these theoretical discussions and a source of interesting or forgotten arguments. Most of the articles analyze recent and avantgarde scientific research with its social implications: CRISPR-Cas9 technology, digitalization of health care, justification of animal experiments, questions of human cloning, moral enhancement and the artificial synthesis of life. The main idea of the book is that bioethics is necessarily connected to human practice: it is not just knowledge but a living culture.

  • Issue Year: 29/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 91-94
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: English