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  • Inteligencia territorial y protocolos comunitarios bioculturales como mecanismos que permiten la deliberación ética y bioética en las intervenciones territoriales

    Castañeda Ruiz, Hugo Nelson; Herrera Mejia, Jhonny Alexander; Muñoz Zapata, Mauricio (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    We reflect on the need for territorial intervention methodologies that allow for community participation and include criteria for the protection of life, autonomy and traditional knowledge, among others. Without these mechanisms, practices such as: exploitation of resources and knowledge without communityconsent, homicide of social leaders, forced displacement of communities and contamination, among others, which are common in Colombia and other countries when interventions are carried out in the territories, will continue to be perpetuated. Two methodologies that allow community empowerment and direct participation in projects are given as examples: biocultural community protocols and territorial intelligence, whose strengths are centered on a territorial reading from the complexity and processes of dialogue and deliberation between actors and agents that allow the adoption of ethical and bioethical criteria applied to territorial management. Their weaknesses are: the scarce knowledge of agents and actors in some countries that do not allow a better adoption and the pace of intervention that may not coincide with the time and costs required by the agents, which would lead to inadequate practices that blur these mechanisms.
  • Aportes bioéticos y franciscanos en torno a una antropología de la muerte y una hermenéutica del dolor

    Zapata Muriel, Fernando Antonio; Sánchez, Luis Fernando; Alzate Mejía, Nicolás Alberto (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    Next, we want to put for the reader’s consideration the reflection carried out around two related topics both to Bioethics and to Franciscan Humanism: pain and death. The double horizon of thought proposes the discursive debate based on two questions: How can the meaning of pain and death be understood in the proposed double perspective? And how does pain influence, build, rebuild the subject in contemporary society? Likewise, it is proposedto detect some of the most outstanding conceptions of the phenomenon of death among students and the attentive care that both teachers and curricula will take into account, to work on the meaning and meaning of life in the subjects-objects of study. From our belonging and identity as a Bonaventurian university, these hermeneutics, which were carried out from a pluralistic and interdisciplinary perspective, also sought to highlight the horizon of Franciscan meaning, for this reason questions such as: What does Franciscan spirituality contribute to topics such as these: pain from an anthropological perspective and death as an anthropological-existential category?
  • Territorio y bien común : una propuesta de diálogo fraterno

    Echeverri Rendón, Pablo (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    We want to present some principles derived from the encyclicals Laudato Sí and Fratelli Tutti, of Franciscan inspiration, which could be used from bioethics, and would allow decision makers and technicians who accompany them some guidelines for the planning of the territory that they have these three elements: the space as a natural element, the community that in habits it and the power relations that contribute to its ordering. For this, it is necessary to understand that the territory is made up of different visions of the same space in which the natural and the anthropic are mixed, generating a varied and complex network of relationships. When analysing a territory, it must be considered its physical-spatial components and the different relationships woven with the communities that inhabit it, shaping their identities, loaded with cultural, social, economic, and political experiences, among others, that give theplace particular characteristics that help to differentiate it from other spaces. Therefore, the territory is the base and sustenance of the different communities that inhabit it, where it is determined by them, generating different scales of understanding, boundaries and collective experiences, that print their quality of complex socio-ecological space and in constant change, which is why it is necessary to establish a fraternal dialogue between decision makers and communities that allow the common good and justice between generations and achieve the protection of their biological and cultural diversity.
  • Itinerancia y método para el encuentro : el estudio al servicio del diálogo

    Benítez Arias, Fray Luis Fernando (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    A reflection is presented on Ramon Llull’s proposal of dialogue in a context of wars, crusades, elimination and destruction of the other and whose ideas are in force at the moment of present history. For this, the features of dialogue y will be shown in the work of this Franciscan author, as well as the doctrine of correlatives, to culminate with the conclusions of the text.
  • Yo soy, el Señor, tu médico (Éxodo 15, 26) : Biblia, salud, y medicina

    Cardona Ramírez, Hernán Darío (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    The formulation of public policies for the health of citizens must dialogue with the problems and dilemmas of the context. Bioethics and ethical action must generate awareness in the processes of social change. A leader with these traits was Jesus of Nazareth, recognized as a doctor or healer in the first century, who put health at the center of social justice. The narrative method uncovers the suffering of Palestinian society under Roman rule. Justice and law seem attainable only with a violent change of powers. Jesus chose a path other than violence, he went through towns and villages like a doctor, and the simple people showed the people whom he healed and gave back their dignity and identity. Jesus was interested in the physical health of human beings; is the meaning of the word “savior”. The leading role of bioethics and health in human history appears in ancestral culture, in the gospels and, in the Bible, it is a trait of God the Creator, it is enough to bring the concluding sentence of Exodus 15, 26, which Martin Luther translated: “I am, the Lord, your physician”.
  • Sociedad, educación y organizaciones desde la perspectiva bioética

    Quintero Contreras, Sigifredo (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    There is a belief in society that bioethics is beyond their reach and understanding because it is “something” related to medicine. The foregoing as a consequence of the close bioethics-medicine relationship since the origin of the former. Its creators had defined bioethics as a bridge to the future, a bridge between science and ethics, in such a way that the progress of one would not lose sight of the other, because if this happened, the consequences would be catastrophic. Techno-scientific advances generate opportunities and risks, which become social challenges in the face of human vulnerability and the organizations that manage techno-scientific projects. Some entities have placed greater emphasis on their particular interests, using unethical means in order to achieve their purposes of obtaining profits at all costs. Thus, the organizations have been questioned by society in general, without obtaining greater responses from them in the face of constant questioning related to their unsupportive behavior. Through proper education and understandingof bioethics by society, transformations leading to the consolidation of fairer communities will be achieved. Bioethics, education, organizations and society are the pillars that will allow achieving and maintaining the balance between technoscience and ethics.
  • Principios bioéticos por asumir en el proceso formativo de estudiantes durante y posterior a enfermar por covid-19

    Rojas Reséndiz, Andrea Liliana; Romero-Zepeda, Hilda (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    The SARS-COV-2 virus came to transform the life of society in more than two hundred countries on five continents in the world. This virus demonstrated various nodal points in the vulnerability of societies and brought with it problems that humanity itself is still learning to solve as it tries to recover from socioeconomic and health damages. This work shows an ethnographic study that was carried out in order to understand the problems faced by students of upper secondary and higher education in Mexico, who have fallen ill with covid-19 but have had to continue their activities in their educational institutions, to analyze the errors made in the uncertainty of the institutional action in the face of the pandemic in a country with a medium and low income, and with it, under access to the emerging vaccination program; and the need to continue disciplinary training activities to maintain educational quality. It isexpected to understand how to support students in these situations, from an ethical perspective of principles.
  • Planeta y humanidad : la importancia del vínculo desde una perspectiva bioética

    Aguirre Ruiz, Cindy Matzary (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    Humanity and planet, we are beings linked par excellence. Accordingly, the understanding and action that we have in favor of their continuous and positive interaction, will attribute to each species tools to promote itself and the others. So that, the fight for the common good, it leads us to think about the procedure of a world ethic based on the planetary or global experience of the care and preservation of human life and the world. We are not alone; we need a fraternal conception. We need training proposals that configure the importance of living human rights and duties, but also the ecological-planetary ones. Therefore, promoting spirituality from the experience of tools such as compassion, justice, forgiveness, encounter, cooperation, and restoration, will give rise to conceiving a planetary pedagogy that favor the teaching and learning processes between people and planet earth. It is then, that think an ethic that promotes otherness, from the synergies that are favored from the interdisciplinarity becomes an answer in the transformation of the future that is already coming.
  • Transhumanismo desde el ámbito de las tecnologías emergentes y convergentes

    Márquez Díaz, Jairo Eduardo (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    Transhumanism is presented as a proposal to improve the human condition through the combination of emerging and converging technologies. In this sense, an analysis is carried out about the implications that these technologies bring with them in the face of the various options leading to embarking on the transhumanist and posthumanist path, observing countless possibilities and opportunities for those who wish to transcend from a human state to a suprahuman one. This implies, breaking the natural barriers in search of ending diseases, aging and even death itself. This scenario poses great challenges and opportunities, both for contemporary society and for those to come, as well as formulating sociopolitical problems and dilemmas of various kinds, where bioethics must be ready to deal with the attacks that transhumanism brings with it under these new scenarios. That said, the present study was framed in an exploratory-descriptive investigation, showing the interrelation of emerging and converging technologies in the transhumanist, bioethical and educational context, showing the advantages and disadvantages they bring.
  • Perspectiva de la ética en la inteligencia artificial

    Rodríguez-Reséndiz, Hugo; Romero-Zepeda, Hilda (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    Artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology that is increasingly present in the life of the human being. The number of unaccountable use cases of AI that have emerged recently demonstrate that AI technology must be an urgent issue on the agenda of the public, private and educational institutions. For this reality, various international organizations have sought to establish ethical guidelines for AI. In that journey, challenges emerge to be able to find agreements that suit developers and users of AI. As for it, corporate and governmental interests, secondary legislation, economics, cultural horizon, and adoption of various ethical positions, hinder a dialogue that reflects ethical principles of AI. In this sense, it is proposed the analysis of concepts that can help to dialogue on ethics of AI, through the study and classification of the main international postulates in the matter to generate adequate communication channels that between the community that discusses how to have a use responsible, institutional, and social of AI.
  • La biohermenéutica de Jesús Conill : una alternativa a la naturalización y tecnologización de la vida

    García, Jonny (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    The continous development of biotechnology and of philosophical transhuman proposals have questioned the existance of human nature. To state or deny a human nature is the necessary pretext to modify technologically the human being and take it to a new Project of being: the bioartfactual. The present analysis reflects on human nature from the perspective of biohermeneutics proposed by Jesús Conill in his work. “Corporal intimacy and human person”. Fort he spanish philosopher, critical hermeneutics represent an alternative answer to the naturalization and techonlogization efforts of life. Two paths have to be walked to formulate a proposal. The first one, to take on the concept of “human nature” from a interpretive perspective, with the intention of correcting the notions of substance and essence. The second one, to advance the experience of corporal intimacy as a way to understand the human person and the value of it’s dignity. In this way, it is expected, that the efforts to winnow oroutgrow the traditional notion of human nature, will be reflected in an autonomous moral that qualifies the person to judge it’s own actions and the actions of others. Just as Zubiri and Laín had taught, being a person is a Project of appropiation and self delivery.
  • La crisis del agua y su uso en la agricultura

    Melo-Sabogal, Diana Victoria; Contreras-Medina, Luis Miguel; Romero-Zepeda, Hilda (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    Water is a common symbol of humanity, social equity and justice; however, its shortage, scarcity, unequal distribution, competition for its use, pollution, climate change, and lack of an ethical regulatory framework have led to its global crisis. Access to water is a fundamental right linked to the right to health, the environment and food; the latter is closely related to intensive agriculture. The agricultural sector is the main supplier of food worldwide, but it is also the one that uses the largest amount of freshwater available for human consumption (70 %). Therefore, the aim is to analyze the water crisis from its ethical dilemmas, with special emphasis on the problem of water use in agriculture, as well as to establish a proposal for an efficient use of this substancein food production. This review shows the need for strategies for the proper management and efficient use of water, both in agriculture and in other economic sectors, based not only on a legal framework but also on an ethical framework, in which all those responsible for the water crisis participate in the search for solutions.
  • La ecología política como asunto ético : una perspectiva crítica y emancipadora ante las crisis ambientales

    Castaño-Aguirre, Carlos Alberto (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    Political ecology is recognized as an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary field that is interested in studying and intervening the realities located in specific geographical and historical contexts, problematizing the complex and unequal relationships that are woven between societies, power, and ecosystems. This becomes an important critical field that refers to ethical-political, theoretical and praxis issues in the physical-material and symbolic construction of nature. This manuscript presents a theoretical reflection on certain aspects of political ecology, later raising a critique of the concept of development, which has been stressed from this field for being supported by a reductionist, mercantilist and destructive vision that includes mass production and voracious capitalism as the way to achieve high levels of development. Subsequently, political ecology is recognized as a field that makes social reasoning, feelings and practices about the ecosystem visible, it proposes an expanded understanding of ethics that is not restricted to socially normalized behaviors, butto a praxis that considers other expressions of life (human and non-human) and the tensions, disputes, struggles, resistances and (re)existences typical of the interrelationships and diverse vital networks in a complex world.
  • La bioética desde la relación bíos y zoé frente al ecosistema global

    Gómez Pineda, Floro Hermes (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    Bioethics expresses an awareness that-gives-what-to-think about a science whose capacity for objectification involves life as a response to the restlessness, uneasiness and concern that has been generated in different fields of scientific knowledge, not only in that of life sciences, on the future of life on Earth as a consequence of the transformation of today’s man “into a powerful geological force” that threatens the survival of the global ecosystem and that brings us back to the Greek tension ancient between bíos and zoé, which presents us with coextensive forms of life in the natural being of man (human and animal) that support the vision of Potter who proposed a “mixture between basic biology, science social and humanities”. Consequently, by putting bíos and zoé in relation to the global ecosystem, the novel confluence of biology and ethics appears before our eyes; That is to say, it will no longer be the parallel currents of biology/ethics, but the study of two intertwined series, the series of the scientific and the series of the symbolic, which means contacting, intertwining, forming a web, weaving, a braiding and a warping the two series.
  • Justicia territorial y bioética : transformar diálogos de saberes en diálogos de haceres

    Bozzano, Horacio (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    The objectives of this theoretical review, which simultaneously articulates applied research, are the following: a-communicate a theoretical and practical synthesis of Territorial Justice in Latin America, b-introduce the knowledge of some perspectives of Bioethics related to Territorial Justice, and c-analyze and recognize some aspects in common between Territorial Justice and Bioethics with the purpose of transforming dialogues of knowledge into dialogues of doing. With contributions from teachers in transformation theories and in Participatory-Action-Research, as well as territorial and environmental theories, the pollination of this group of more than 1500 people for almostfour decades emphasizes methods, techniques and concrete useful devices; so that we can make our utopias come true and thus walk through new ones, always from a rigorous, popular, emerging and transforming science. This publication has the goal of inviting to solidify the bridges between these two disciplines–one in development, the other more developed–so that together they can accompany in the coming decades the concrete work of a number of other sciences that produce invaluable contributions to knowledge, and a more respectful human evolution of the Planet and its beings. The receptivity in the work from other disciplines will be more than favorable if from the Territorial Justice and Bioethics we manage to land theoretical, axiological and epistemological principles, with specific scientific devices, methods and techniques to achieve it. In this short text we communicate and propose clues for it.
  • Movimiento de mujeres y construcción de paz en Liberia, Israel y Colombia

    Valencia, Susana; Gomez Restrepo, Manuel J.; Suárez García, Yiney Duviana (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    Bioethics is a peacebuilding tool that can also be understood as a way to counteract the imbalances that threaten coexistence. Thus, it is pertinent to study from the perspective of bioethics how women have overcome their different contexts, and in different times and territories have sought to build peace. This work studies the women’s movements for peace in Liberia, Israel, Palestine, and Colombia, in these countries have highlighted the urgent need to discuss crimes against children and women, linking forms of collective articulation. It will describe the reasons why these movements are or have been successful, analyzing some of the actions under a bioethical approach for peacebuilding,showing how these mechanisms enable women to face and overcome the pain and trauma in their bodies and emotions to fight for the future of their territories.
  • Perspectiva ética y agenda pendiente en la migración y transmigración en México

    Romero Zepeda, Hilda (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    The risk that the promise offered by the destination means for the migrant and the transmigrant seems to be the result of the sum of multiple poverty and the context in the place of origin, to achieve the dream of migration is signified. This has a broad ethical question in the complexity of the migratory phenomenon, which omits human rights and exposes the lack of network and social solidarity. Additionally, the pending agenda with a gender perspective of settlers, migrants, and transmigrants, shows the highly vulnerable condition violated by a tradition that means migration, where there is a highrisk of those who leave, and forces the assumption of a new character of the care of the land, the family, and the culture by the intimate couple, but without the tenure, nor the recognition, nor the training for it. The need for strategic public policies in the face of a Latin American reality is raised with the need for a legal structure that is not a dead letter in the treatment of migrants and transmigrants as an obligation of the State and expression of social human sensitivity. This document reviews with an ethical perspective the need to argue the human condition and the migratory processes that originate as a human right for the search for minimum conditions for the construction of the person; the precarious conditions that the migrant lives both in their mobility and in their transmigratory process, and therefore the risk of perceiving them without human value from their citizen condition. Likewise, it is intended to make visible from a gender perspective, the risks that are generated in the migratory process, of the one who leaves, of the one who stays, of the violence that is experienced, and of the roles lived by women in the care of children, the elderly and property in the place of origin, or the risk of sexual abuse in the immigration process.
  • El papel de la bioética en la sociedad frente a las actitudes negativas acerca del envejecimiento y la discriminación en contra de las personas mayores : nuevos desafíos para las sociedades pospandemia covid-19

    Cueva Carrera, Francisco Xavier (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    Ageism, or age discrimination, emerges in contemporary societies as a multidimensional individual and social conflict; In each of these dimensions, ethical and bioethical dilemmas arise that societies must inevitably face. In elder people, ageism has an impact on their physical and mental health, due to they may believe that their life is worthless, and they are more exposed to depression and social isolation. On the other hand, the pandemic and health crisis that our societies are facing, has forced us to look beyond these physical andmental repercussions, and consequently, take a critical look at the allocation of resources and the different attitudes in the intensive care units, based exclusively on age. As well as the impacts of social isolation, the use of technologies and social networks, and intergenerational relationships within the Covid-19 scenario. This article for reflection aims to point out the role of bioethics in society and how it can help to fight ageism against elder people. Finally, prospectively, it tries to reveal the new challenges that post-covid-19 pandemic societies must face and the need to include bioethics as a “bridge to the future” where decisions and practices related to construction and the development of post-Covid-19 pandemic societies, are formulated and implemented based respect, and human rights and values.
  • Construcción de una concepción arendtiana de la bioética en tiempos de covid-19

    Álvarez Cortés, María (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    Hannah Arendt develops basic categories to give meaning to human life, particularly natality, action, plurality and the conception of morality. The capacity for action, which has its origin in natality and the social construction of the human being, in turn guarantees human fulfillment. The violation and non-realization of human fulfillment not only endangers society, but human nature itself. It also generates deep feelings of frustration, particularly when our freedom faces restrictions that are developed within the framework of the protection of the public good. Such is the case of public health. We propose to analyze under an Arendtian conception of bioethics, the main health actions that the authorities have implemented to address covid-19. This implies analyzing their relevance from the perspective of understanding the human condition, i.e. “understanding” as a central concept in HannahArendt’s philosophy. In this context, we seek to go beyond the traditional concept of Arendt’s bioethics, rejecting, in part, that its basis is to be found only in the individual human condition. We then expose the central role of political action, judgment and imagination in building community. From this, we seek to help build the foundations of a new Arendtian bioethics in times of covid-19.
  • La sindemia como campo de reflexión de la bioética social

    Zuleta Salas, Guillermo León; Campillo Vélez, Beatriz Eugenia (Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura ColombiaGlobethics Publications, 2023)
    Humanity has lived through various epidemics and pandemics, that of covid-19 has been especially shocking, perhaps because we did not expect that in a world like ours, where we enjoy so many scientific and technological advances, from one moment to another our securities will be threatened by a virus, and that it also happened on a global scale with such force. This scenario, which at first seemed to be only clinical, quickly unleashed other problems that indicated that taking care of life is not only thinking about health, that in reality our life is complex and that we have countless relationships and interactions that we need and that go beyond our biological body, which led us to speak of syndemia. Social Bioethics, for its part, as a theoretical development is barely gaining space in the academy, although the intuition that Bioethics is not only clinical has always been present, it still needs to consolidatemore social reflection, without this dimension necessarily passing to be read from Biopolitics, a temptation that usually arises. In this presentation we want to propose the syndemic as one of the scenarios that are opened for the reflection of social Bioethics and the contributions that it can give in the search for interdisciplinary solutions.

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