Lenguaje y metaLenguaje en bioética

Elena Colombetti

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The language of Bioethics is situated in a context of singular terminological complexity. On the one hand, if we look at the epistemological status of this discipline, we can realize that the knowledge of their material object (which refers to the Bios and transformations that technology involves) requires the assistance of several sciences, whose contribution is indispensable for understanding the empirical data. At the same time, the question which constitutes its formal object is clearly philosophical, and therefore requires moving at the level of ethics. This paper attempts to deal with some problematic knots of the issue, gathered around two axes: the role of techno-scientific language in bioethics and its explanatory ability and the characteristics of philosophical language. As for the second point, it also discusses the tentative to find a neutral language (structuring the same Bioethics as a lingua franca); the recourse to indirect speech that shifts the focus from the truth of the arguments to the framework of models; the rhetorical use of the language
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] Language and metaLanguage in bioethics
Lingua originaleSpanish
pagine (da-a)189-200
Numero di pagine12
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2013


  • bioethics
  • bioética
  • filosofía moral
  • justificación
  • language
  • lenguaje
  • moral philosophy
  • theoretical justification.


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