[Autom. eng. transl.] Which man is science addressing today? The real (or illusory) possibility of manipulating the biological connotations of human existence shows how man, understood both as a subject and as an object of scientific knowledge, is the great absent of contemporary science: the individualistic anthropology that exalts the domain of man on reality has in fact produced an individual in his turn dominated by a social or techno-scientific mechanism, lost in the face of the great questions of life and incapable of lasting relationships with his own kind. The root of the multiple "crises" of our time (from economic to educational) is fundamentally anthropological. To get out of it, the man - the scientist, the economist, the educator, the parent - is called to rediscover his true identity, that is, to recognize himself as a creature, in constant relationship with his creator: it is the path suggested by the protagonists of the meetings promoted by the John Paul II International Foundation. Men of science, culture and faith in dialogue to face the challenges of the contemporary world - starting with "biopolitics" - in the light of the social Magisterium of the Church.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Which science for which man? The challenge of biopolitics|
|Number of pages||208|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- Catholic Social Teaching
- Dottrina sociale della Chiesa