Antoine Hennion (CSI Paris): Situated Ethics? A Plea for a Pragmatics of Attachements
Ethical issues are on everyone's lips. The emergence of new bioscience and medical technology - such as the increasing availability of different genetic tests or the widespread use of prenatal and preimplantation genetic diagnosis - is accompanied by ethical problems and questions. The same applies to the challenges posed by diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia in an aging society , or the debates between palliative and euthanasia advocates . We start from the observation that bioethical debates will continue to be led mainly normative sign and thus too often but hide their own historicity and geopolitical situatedness concrete, about clinical configurations and the types of stakeholders (patients, doctors and nurses).