Isegoría, No 55 (2016)

El discurso sobre la biología sintética y la innovación responsable: observaciones desde una perspectiva histórica

Christopher Coenen

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/isegoria.2016.055.01

Resumen


El discurso sobre la biología sintética, altamente visionario y marcado por el enfoque de ‘investigación e innovación responsable’ (RRI) puede interpretarse como un terreno para confrontar perspectivas sobre el futuro de nuestras sociedades en su conjunto. En un momento en el que, con el final de la confrontación de sistemas entre capitalismo y socialismo, los debates sociales amplios sobre cuestiones políticas y socioeconómicas fundamentales se han vuelto infrecuentes, los discursos sobre las ciencias naturales y la tecnología parecen poder ayudar a tematizar estas cuestiones de manera indirecta. Esta función del discurso sobre la biología sintética puede clarificarse mediante una contextualización histórica del mismo, en la que se analizan aproximaciones anteriores sobre la relevancia social de la biología y sus aplicaciones tecnológicas.

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Investigación e innovación responsable (RRI); biología sintética; progreso; transhumanismo; bio-utopismo; Synenergene

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