The Question of the Family in the Biopolitics of Chimeras
In science today, difficult questions arise when the term “species” is defined, due to its widespread use. When referred to in legislative discussions over chimera production using human embryos, the term itself appears to be politically motivated. Moreno emphasized the perspective of “biopolitics” in this matter, which promotes exploration of scientific, congressional, cultural, sociological, and philosophical contexts, as well as trans-contextual analysis, in the history of the conception of life and reproduction, on the surface of which appear the theory of natural order and, more recently, controversy surrounding abortion. In the same perspective, the formulation of membership in the human species and its role in the present debates can be hypothetically analyzed, at least partially, in terms of “family membership,” and thus examined more closely with regard to conveyed moral values.
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