Controversies in Latin American Bioethics

  • Eduardo Rivera-López
  • Martin Hevia

Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 79)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Martin Hevia, Eduardo Rivera-López
    Pages 1-8
  3. Sexual and Reproductive Rights

  4. Vulnerability, Exploitation, and Commodification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Antonio Bascuñán Rodríguez
      Pages 97-112
  5. Biomedical Research with Human Subjects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Nuria Homedes, Antonio Ugalde
      Pages 115-144
  6. Agriculture and Environment

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 237-243

About this book


This book offers a first rate selection of academic articles on Latin American bioethics. It covers different issues, such as vulnerability, abortion, biomedical research with human subjects, environment, exploitation, commodification, reproductive medicine, among others.

Latin American bioethics has been, to an important extent, parochial and unable to meet stringent international standards of rational philosophical discussion. The new generations of bioethicists are changing this situation, and this book demonstrates that change.

All articles are written from the perspective of Latin American scholars from several disciplines such as philosophy and law. Working with the tools of analytical philosophy and jurisprudence, this book defends views with rational argument, and opening for pluralistic discussion. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eduardo Rivera-López
    • 1
  • Martin Hevia
    • 2
  1. 1.Law SchoolUniversidad Torcuato Di TellaBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Law SchoolUniversidad Torcuato Di TellaBuenos AiresArgentina

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