Laura Palazzani

Ethics and Law in the Era of Techno-Science

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Keywords: Biolaw; Biolegislation; Biojurisprudence; Human Dignity; Human Rights.

This article deals with the passage from bioethics to biolaw. It investigates the relation between moral pluralism and biolaw, outlining the models and theories stemming from the theoretical debate that precedes, and lays the foundation for, bio-legislation and bio-jurisprudence. The different models of biolaw - the libertarian, the liberal, the utilitarian, and the personalist - are critically described from a legal-philosophical perspective, placing a particular emphasis on the question of whether the perspective they embrace is neutral or non-neutral. The author outlines a "critical" bioethical approach, discussing it on a theoretical and a practical level in the context of the paths taken in international biolaw.

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