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Global Bioethics

Perspective for Human Survival

Two new factor have been added to the ideological change in the second half of the past century: the “ecological impact” of humankind on the environment due to the population increase; and the “ innovative impact of science, first with atomic physics, which introduced the scission of the fundamental unit of matter, the atom, and then witch molecular biology, which led to the decoding of genetic information and intervention of biological engineering that annihilate our concepts of individual and species as fundamental units in biology. This stage of fundamental rethinking is however overshadowed by the threat of ecological disaster and catastrophic population increase, which not only impose limits to development, but undermine the very survival of Humankind. The future survival our species in fact depends on the interaction between its reproductive characteristics and the productivity of the territory, which, even if increased by the intellectual capability of the human brain, has intrinsically limits. The adaptive choices (which are also biotechnological and biomedical) of the interaction between human population and the natural ambience is the conceptual basis of the new discipline “Global Bioethics”.

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Global BioethicsPerspective for Human SurvivalEdited by Brunetto Chiarelli

Published: November 4th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1009

ISBN: 978-953-307-537-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6551-4

Copyright year: 2011

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1 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

4 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Biological and Evolutionist Bases of Ethics

By Brunetto Chiarelli


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2. How Ethics, Bioethical Thought, Laws and Restrictions are Imposed on Those Wishing to Donate Human Organs and Tissue

By Eudes Quintino de Oliveira Júnior


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3. Help and Coercion from a Care Ethics Perspective

By Guy A.M. Widdershoven and Tineke A. Abma


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4. Bioethics and Modern Technology: Reasons of Concern

By Rolando V. Jiménez-Domínguez and Onofre Rojo-Asenjo


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5. Public Health Bioethics

By Miguel Kottow


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6. Adolescence - A New Multilevel Approach on the HIV/AIDS Patient

By Largu Maria Alexandra, Manciuc Doina Carmen and Dorobăţ Carmen


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7. Concept of the Voluntariness in Kidney Transplantation from the Position of Donors and Recipients

By Omur Elcioglu and Seyyare Duman


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8. Tobacco: Actual Ethical-Medical Considerations with Tabaquism

By Villalba-Caloca Jaime, Alfaro-Ramos Leticia, Sotres-Vega Avelina, Baltazares-Lipp Matilde, Espinosa-Cruz Ma. de Lourdes and Santibáñez-Salgado José Alfredo


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9. Screens for Life: In DNA We Trust

By Evelyne Shuster


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