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Kristien Hens

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pp. 1–8

1. A Foundation for Bioethics

Van Rensselaer Potter’s Legacy

In this chapter, I describe the thoughts of one of the first people to use the word bioethics: Van Rensselaer Potter. I argue that we can learn from his ideas to rethink bioethics as a relevant discipline in times of superwicked problems. I also argue that process philosophy, biology, and feminist posthumanism.