Bioethics and Islam


  • Rodrigo Karmy Bolton Universidad de Chile


This article brings up Islam perspective towards life. Islam is not presented as an "illustrated" religion and vanguardof European "rational" history, nor, by defect, as an "assault" towards the contemporary liberal values of toleranceand democracy. Rather, it is considered in relation to bioethics, in which the questioni ng about the problem of technologyis fundamental. Is it of interest to situate Islam as a specific "anthropotechnia", that is as a gathering of forces that makespossible the "transformation of human animal into man". An "anthropotecnia" perspective means to reflect in the forceswhich, in Islam, make possible human governing.    


life, Islam, anthropotecnia, bioethics

Author Biography

Rodrigo Karmy Bolton, Universidad de Chile

Doctor © en Filosofía. Centro de Estudios Árabes, Universidad de Chile