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Adult Stem Cell Therapy: Social Risks


Abstract


Adult stem cell therapy is also recommended because it doesn't present the risk of rejection due to immunological incompatibility. But such therapy meets risks and limits in the concept of human nature we assume behind the concept of sick person. There is in fact a map of concepts of human nature. The most important are: the Aristotelian-Thomistic concept which considers man in all his dimensions; the utilitarian concept (Hume); the instinctual concept (Nietzsche); the concept of sexual urges (Freud). Only the first catches the truth around human nature. Stem cell therapy meets therefore, along the anthropological line of research, the limit of knowledge as manifestation of the vision of all the dimensions of human nature. As a consequence, it happens that stem therapy, without knowledge to guide its practice, is forced to serve science that, in turn, supports individualism deprived of its power and/or its sexual urges. Hence the risk that such therapy, wrongly used, ends up violating the classical precepts of justice as a result: honeste vivere, alterum non laedere, suum cuique tribuere.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i22808949a7n2p179

Keywords: Adult stem cells; Society; Paradigms of human nature

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