9 de março de 2010

meia linha

"In the 1990s, bioethical equipment was designed to protect human dignity, understood as a primordial and vulnerable quality. Hence its protocols and principles were limited to establishing and enforcing moral bright lines indicating which areas of scientific research were forbidden. A different orientation, one that follows within a long tradition but seeks to transform it, takes ethics to be principally concerned with the care of others, the world, things and ourselves. Such care is pursued through practices, relationships, and experiences that contribute to and constitute a flourishing existence (eudaemonia). (...) The question of what constitutes a flourishing existence, and the place of science in that form of life - how it contributes to or disrupts it - must be constantly posed and re-posed in such a form that its realization becomes more rather than less likely."*

Soa bem, mas
a democracia é uma alhada.

2 comentários:

  1. * Paul Rabinow and Gaymon Bennett em "From Bioethics to Human Practices, or Assembling Contemporary Equipment" 2008 em Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism and Technoscience. pp398-399

  2. cf. Eudaimonia (Greek: εὐδαιμονία), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eudaimonia