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SMAD, Revista Electrónica en Salud Mental, Alcohol y Drogas 2006, 2 1

Autor: Emilio Mordini

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SMAD, Revista Electrónica en Salud Mental, Alcohol y Drogas ISSN: 1806-6976 rev_smad@eerp.usp.br Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto Brasil Mordini, Emilio Autonomy and the genetics of behaviour SMAD, Revista Electrónica en Salud Mental, Alcohol y Drogas, vol.
2, núm.
1, 2006, p.
0 Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=80320101 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative AUTONOMY AND THE GENETICS OF BEHAVIOUR Emilio Mordini1 Abstract The idea that behaviour, personality traits, preferences and choices may be the result of a sort of biological decision-making programme, shaped by evolution and carried by DNA, conflicts with the idea of -autonomy-.
Indeed the term -autonomy- involves the idea of freedom and the capacity to be self-determining, to be in control of ones own life, beyond any influence of biological, psychological and social compulsive forces, genes included.
Policy of scientific action has to be based both on a moment of universality, which is represented by determinism, and on the pragmatic demands posed by indeterminism and autonomy. Sometimes, scientists do not seem to realise this. Key words: genetics, free will, ethics AUTONOMIA E A GENÉTICA DA CONDUTA Resumo A idéia de que a conduta, traços de personalidade, preferências e opções possam originar-se em um tipo de programa biológico de tomada de decisões, modelado pela evolução e contido no DNA colide com a idéia de “autonomia”.
O termo “autonomia” realmente envolve a idéia de liberdade e capacidade de autodeterminação, controle da própria vida e vai além de qualquer influência de forças compulsivas biológicas, psicológicas e sociais, inclusive os gene...





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