Medio ambiente, medios de comunicación y psicología moral. Sobre el potencial de la convergencia disciplinaria en una bioética animal post-pandemia



Palabras clave:

COVID-19, bioética animal, ética ambiental, ética de medios, psicología moral, sesgos cognitivos


Desde los primeros meses de la pandemia de COVID-19 ha estado aconteciendo un llamativo fenómeno social: en diversos lugares del mundo grupos de personas procedieron a ahuyentar y/o exterminar colonias de murciélagos, suponiendo que dicha acción contribuiría a evitar posibles contagios cuando en realidad lo que hacía era empeorar la situación. Con el fin de analizar en profundidad este tipo de fenómenos sociales es necesario recurrir a disciplinas diversas como la ética ambiental, la ética de los medios de comunicación y la psicología moral. Según se argumentará en este artículo, un ámbito del saber que favorece la convergencia disciplinaria apropiada para abordar la complejidad de problemas como el recién mencionado, es una disciplina generalmente no muy visitada en las producciones vinculadas a la bioética general y a la ética animal, a saber, la bioética animal. En las conclusiones de este trabajo será posible evidenciar que esta disciplina muestra no sólo contribuir en el abordaje de las diversas aristas de problemas puntuales como la actual persecución de murciélagos, sino que beneficia un enfoque crítico a nivel meta-teórico y complementario a nivel transdisciplinario de ciertos puntos ciegos de las disciplinas interrelacionadas.

Biografía del autor/a

E. Joaquín Suárez-Ruíz, CONICET, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.

Magíster en Filosofía por la Université Bordeaux-Montaigne (Francia). Licenciado y Profesor en Filosofía, y Profesor en Comunicación Audiovisual por la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina). Participa como integrante y colaborador en proyectos de investigación de la UNLP (FaHCE) y de la UBA (FCEyN). Su tema actual es el análisis de la normatividad en ética a la luz de la psicología moral contemporánea. Actualmente es becario doctoral en filosofía del CONICET.


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