Science’s “ethos” and the status of bioethics

  • Miquel Seguró Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


The origins of Bioethics cannot be explained without the critique of the concept of “science” (especially the positivist) that became during the years before. In this paper we pay attention to two of its most important continental formulations (K. Jaspers, Martin Heidegger). From a general understanding of its meaning, it could be concluded that bioethics is called to occupy the space that this criticism opens. Therefore a consideration of a more pluralistic reason and committed with the anthropological and existential aims that animate the questions of knowledge, also a scientist, stands as an imperative for
the future.
Keywords scientism, reason, finitude, existence