Dignité humaine, loi bioéthique, et la base De la communauté morale

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  • Roger BROWNSWORD

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https://doi.org/10.54695/jib.21.04.3354

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Principle-based ethics, Fundamental rights of the persons, Legislation, Philosophical foundations, Genetic engineering, Neurosciences, Social control over science.

Résumé

This paper argues that the concept of human dignity, as currently contested,
offers no clear guidance to lawmakers. Within the “bioethical triangle”, human
dignity has a quite different significance depending upon whether one is a
utilitarian, a human rights theorist, or a dignitarian. Having rejected the
possibility of an easy accommodation between these views, it is suggested that
we should conceive of human dignity as a precondition for (any form of) moral
community – specifically, a setting in which humans try to do the right thing and
accept responsibility for their freely chosen actions. If lawmakers re-focus on
human dignity in this way, they will have some important guidance in the face of
a raft of emerging technologies

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2010-12-01

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