Ibero-American Bioethics

History and Perspectives

  • Léo Pessini
  • Christian Paul de Barchifontaine
  • Fernando Lolas Stepke

Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 106)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Reflections from the Latin American Context

  3. Reflections from Pioneering Voices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 62-62
    2. José Alberto Mainetti, Marta Lucia Perez
      Pages 63-69
    3. Javier Luna Orosco Eduardo
      Pages 71-87
    4. Miguel Kottow
      Pages 107-115
    5. Daniel Bustos-Montero
      Pages 117-124
    6. José Ramón Acosta Sariego
      Pages 125-139
    7. Miguel Angel Suazo
      Pages 141-147
    8. Gerardo Jiménez-Sánchez, Cesar Francisco Lara-Álvarez, Alberto Arellano-Méndez
      Pages 159-173
    9. Claude Vergès
      Pages 175-192
    10. Roberto Llanos Zuloaga
      Pages 207-222
    11. Jorge Biscaia, Walter Osswald
      Pages 223-231
    12. Leonides Santos y Vargas
      Pages 233-244
    13. Francesc Abel, Núria Terribas
      Pages 245-260
    14. Ludwig Schmidt H.
      Pages 261-281
  4. Special Topics in Bioethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 284-284
    2. Márcio Fabri dos Anjos
      Pages 285-296
    3. José Roque Junges, Lucilda Selli
      Pages 309-320
    4. José Eduardo de Siqueira, Marco Segre
      Pages 321-332
    5. William Saad Hossne, Corina Bontempo Duca de Freitas
      Pages 333-341
  5. The Future of Ibero-American Bioethics

  6. Postscript

  7. William Saad Hossne, Corina Bontempo Duca de Freitas, Sonia Vieira
    Pages E1-E2
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 387-397

About this book


IBERO-AMERICAN BIOETHICS: History and Perspectives is a landmark work, collecting the voices of those who participated in the founding and development of bioethics in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula. The volume offers the reader a cluster of perspectives on the various births of bioethics in this region. The essays in part are irreplaceable first-person voices that give an account of how bioethics took shape within the Spanish and Portuguese cultures both in Europe and in the Americas. As such, the volume is a collection of primary sources, otherwise not available in English, that presents historical panoramas and explores the new perspectives born of the different phases of bioethics in Ibero-America - from its assimilation of bioethics to its creation of its own authentic voices. The volume also encompasses critical reflections from this region on the quite different ways in which its local bioethics have taken shape. As such, this volume also offers an introduction into the quite different concerns that frame and direct bioethics in the cultural context of Ibero-America.

The book gives a rich, deep, broad, and pluralist presentation of Ibero-American bioethics and its contribution to the international phenomenon of bioethics. It is a volume for all readers interested in bioethics, Ibero-American studies, and international approaches to health care policy.


Abortion Ethics Euthanasia Latin America Religion american bioethics bioethics development of bioethics environment history of bioethics morality

Editors and affiliations

  • Léo Pessini
    • 1
  • Christian Paul de Barchifontaine
    • 2
  • Fernando Lolas Stepke
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro Universitário São CamiloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Centro Universitário São CamiloSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.University of SantiagoSantiagoChile

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