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IAB PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: BIOETHICS IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD – CREATING SPACE FOR FLOURISHING HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS
Article first published online: 19 SEP 2011
© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Special Issue: International association of bioethics 10th world congress
Volume 25, Issue 8, pages 430–436, October 2011
How to Cite
BILLER-ANDORNO, N. (2011), IAB PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: BIOETHICS IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD – CREATING SPACE FOR FLOURISHING HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS. Bioethics, 25: 430–436. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2011.01927.x
- Issue published online: 19 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 19 SEP 2011
- human relationships;
- care ethics
Bioethics in a globalized world is meeting a number of challenges – fundamentalism in its different forms, and a focus on economic growth neglecting issues such as equity and sustainability, being prominent among them. How well are we as bioethicists equipped to make meaningful contributions in these times? The paper identifies a number of restraints and proceeds to probe potential resources such as the capability approach, care ethics, cosmopolitanism, and pragmatism. These elements serve to outline a perspective that focuses on the preconditions for flourishing human relationships as a way to address bioethical challenges in a globalized world.