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Corrado Augias
Umberto Veronesi

BIRTH AND DEATH



with Corrado Augias and Umberto Veronesi

One of the sectors in which science and technology have made the most progress in recent years is the biological one. So manyare the innovations that the new discoveries have affected the economy, pharmacology, clinical surgery and they are expanding even into ethics. More and more frequently in fact, they talk about ’bioethics’. Interesting novelty. It was in the eighteenth century that science and philosophy had definitely taken different ways. The famous essay by Č.P. Snow The Two Cultures (latest edition Marsilio, 2005) had given an accurate and alarming report.
Today it is no longer that way, it is bioethics which has brought science and philosophy back together. The two fundamental moments of life, birth and death, have been profoundly modified, either one or the other can be manipulated or delayed (at least vegetative life) by powerful machinery. Where does science finish? Where does ethics begin? Where does life begin? What can the fusion of an ovule and a sperm be influenced by? Where? In its natural vessel or in a bottle? And how long can the vital functions of an organism be conserved? Does a heart beat even if the brain is no longer active?
These crucial issues will be discussed by a careful writer like Corrado Augias and a great, generous scientist like Umberto Veronesi.
A theme that, inevitably, affects us all. Closely.

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