From the point of view of the "inner world" [Innerwelt], it may be argued that the health of the body that we are is a state of relation between different diseases. However, since the body is also an open system in reciprocal relation with the "external world" [Umwelt], one might conclude that the disease is the end of a critical equilibrium in favour of a crisis of equilibrium. The threat of disease represents thus as a crisis of equilibrium which forces the body to find a new critical equilibrium in order to avoid the "stationary" equilibrium of death. Technology often offers the possibility to strengthen and improve this critical equilibrium. However, at times it also leads to its destruction. In a certain sense there is a constant oscillation between the promotion and the negation of life and health by technology nowadays. Hence the need to use technology in a critical way without ever neglecting human life [bios]. It is the task of a bio-anthropo-technic ethics to rethink medicine, biology and anthropology in such a new and constructive way.

Critica della salute bioantropotecnica

MASULLO, Paolo Augusto
2011

Abstract

From the point of view of the "inner world" [Innerwelt], it may be argued that the health of the body that we are is a state of relation between different diseases. However, since the body is also an open system in reciprocal relation with the "external world" [Umwelt], one might conclude that the disease is the end of a critical equilibrium in favour of a crisis of equilibrium. The threat of disease represents thus as a crisis of equilibrium which forces the body to find a new critical equilibrium in order to avoid the "stationary" equilibrium of death. Technology often offers the possibility to strengthen and improve this critical equilibrium. However, at times it also leads to its destruction. In a certain sense there is a constant oscillation between the promotion and the negation of life and health by technology nowadays. Hence the need to use technology in a critical way without ever neglecting human life [bios]. It is the task of a bio-anthropo-technic ethics to rethink medicine, biology and anthropology in such a new and constructive way.
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