The rise of Bioethics took place at a time when the gap between the sciences and the humanities seemed insurmountable. The appeal of Bioethics was in its mission of overcoming this distance which was proving to be critical for the future development of humanity and for maintaining the conditions for life on the planet. It was in this context that V. R. Potter put forward his original concept of Bioethics as an integration between Biology and human values - particularly moral philosophy - to guide human survival. In this sense, this paper will seek to develop and clarify the meaning of the concept of V. R. Potter’s Bioethics and the problem of “two cultures”, namely the need for building a dialogue between the humanities and the sciences, seeking a convergence of the ethical relationships of all knowledge around the idea of caring for life.
Zanella, D. C. (2018). Humanidades e ciência: Uma leitura a partir da bioética de Van Rensselaer (V. R.) Potter. Interface: Communication, Health, Education, 22(65), 473–480. https://doi.org/10.1590/1807-57622016.0914