Bioethics. A Cultural Theory Approach
With an approach based in cultural theory, the project develops alternative perspectives for the analysis of relationships and practices in which bioethical problems are relevant. Whereas normative bioethics tends to isolate issues from their context in order to make philosophical (or theological) claims and value judgments, the cultural studies perspective takes (local) contexts into account. That is to say, it considers the complex intersubjective situation that typifies medical behavior and actions and includes all participants in formulating an analysis of ethics.