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Space bioethics: Why we need it and why it should be a feminist space bioethics.

Authors
  • Szocik, Konrad1
  • 1 Department of Social Sciences, University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Rzeszów, Poland. , (Poland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bioethics
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2021
Volume
35
Issue
2
Pages
187–191
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/bioe.12803
PMID: 32945544
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Space philosophy offers rich insights in the future and is already well-developed new branch of philosophy. However, space philosophers still do not pay much attention to a number of bioethical issues that may occur in space. This paper aims to introduce space bioethics, as a new branch in space philosophy, space ethics and space policy, to the philosophical and bioethical discourse. The basic issues discussed in space bioethics include-but are not limited to-human reproduction in space and human enhancement for space. This paper concludes that the new space bioethics should be a feminist new bioethics that is free from many of the historical biases associated with a male-centred perspective in philosophy and bioethics. Bioethical issues in space have also impact on future political decisions related to objectives and nature of space missions. © 2020 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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