GHOTBI Nader
   Department     College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2012/12
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Foundations of Secular Bioethics, a Biocosmological Approach
Contribution Type Single Work
Journal Biocosmology–NeoAristotelism
Volume, Issue, Page 2(4),pp.339-344
Details The purpose of this paper is not to oppose a religious perspective in bioethics; it only attempts to demonstrate that a secular approach to bioethics is a feasible, viable and also a solid one. I provide the basic arguments for rational bioethics and then use life science and physical theories of existence and life to support a universal and biocosmological approach to bioethics without necessarily relying on a supernatural entity, such as god. I also provide arguments to refute the two major criticisms made against a secular bioethical view; firstly to explain the issue of “purpose of life” in secular bioethics, and secondly how the universe (cosmos) could have “started” out of nothing or whether such an argument is a fallacy itself and “absolute nothing” is essentially an imaginary entity that cannot be real. These arguments follow parallel to a biocosmological philosophy and are linked to a number of scientific theories based on empirical evidence and observations in the fields of molecular biology, ecology, and physical cosmology.
ISSN 2225-1820