The dignity of the human being. From conception to death

Authors

  • Juan de Dios Vial Correa Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • Ángel Rodríguez Guerro Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Abstract

This work contemplates the concept of "dignity" from its origins and the evolution of the term, in search of a philosophical and anthropological substrate that grounds the concept, with the objective of the respect of the human being from its conception until death and the provision of a basis from which bioethical reflection may proceed.

Author Biographies

Juan de Dios Vial Correa, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Profesor Titular de la Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Ángel Rodríguez Guerro, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Profesor Adjunto de la Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Keywords:

dignity, human being, bioethics