Art and Bioethics: Shifts in Understanding Across Genres [Book Review]

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 8 (1):71-85 (2011)
Abstract
This paper describes and discusses overlapping interests and concerns of art and bioethics and suggests that bioethics would benefit from opening to contributions from the arts. There is a description of recent events in bioethics that have included art, and trends in art that relate to bioethics. The paper outlines art exhibits and performances within two major international bioethics congress programs alongside a discussion of the work of leading hybrid and bio artists who experiment with material (including their own bodies) at the ambiguous intersections between art, bio art and bioethics. Their work seeks to engage audiences in challenging ethical precepts and assumptions about life and existence. We consider the response of art and social theorists and compare these with the responses of bioethicists to comparable cases in bioethics. We note divergent views within the arts and within bioethics in relation to some pivotal questions including questions about what limits, if any, can apply in particular cases and on what basis. This approach allows for a transfer of information and perspectives, challenges assumptions in both art and bioethics and opens up a space for future exchange and dialogue along the shifting borders between these genres
Keywords Hybrid art  Bioart
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 11,365
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Rolf Ahlzén (2007). Medical Humanities — Arts and Humanistic Science. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 10 (4):385-393.

View all 8 references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Similar books and articles
Timothy F. Murphy (2012). In Defense of Irreligious Bioethics. American Journal of Bioethics 12 (12):3-10.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2010-12-21

Total downloads

8 ( #172,583 of 1,102,807 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

2 ( #182,775 of 1,102,807 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.