Debiopoliticization of Bioethics in the AI Age

Bioethics and biopolitics are seen as two different and separate endeavours: While the first operates from a principle of justice (in many ways interdisciplinary and interprofessional) the second operates from a pragmatist approach that serves the ends of those in power. As a discipline that is staunchly involved in arguments, recommendations, policies etc. related to collective health, bioethics is quintessentially about who gets to live and who gets to die, particularly in the AI age.

This talk ponders the moral obligation (if any) of bioethicists to be morally courageous engaged intellectuals and advocate for the homo sacers and those reduced to bare life (to use the words of Agamben) and by doing so, debiopoliticizing bioethics.