Bioethical analysis of the Promethean and biophilia global biobusiness

Kamal Dean Parhizgar (Professor of Management at Texas A&M International University)
Suzan Parhizgar (Ph.D. candidate in Pharmacology at Texas Tech Graduate School, Health Sciences Center)
Fuzhan Parhizgar (MBA candidate in the College of Business Administration, Texas Tech University)

Competitiveness Review

ISSN: 1059-5422

Publication date: 1 June 2006


In this article our objective is to do a very deep analysis into biobusinesses and bioethics in order to identify holistic views concerning business enterprises in biopharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. We are arguing that biobusinesses and biotechnologies are not error free because in reality bio‐technoscientific discoveries and breakthroughs are not viewed as holistic real “natural logic”. They are “techno‐scientific logic”. Through a biosophical deliberation, if we believe that there is a difference between “natural logic” and “scientific logic”, then we may conclude that there are erroneous thoughts which exist and if existence is based on thinking, then false thoughts are as “real” as any misunderstanding among bio‐techno‐scientists and practitioners may thus end up with global catastrophes. Through a biosophical logic, we may choose both paths of “natural logic” and “scientific logic” in order to arrive in a real consensus conclusion. In addition, in this article we have examined the Promethean biosophical and biophilia perceptions and practices of global biopharmaceutical industries and biotechological businesses concerning bioethics.



Dean Parhizgar, K., Parhizgar, S. and Parhizgar, F. (2006), "Bioethical analysis of the Promethean and biophilia global biobusiness", Competitiveness Review, Vol. 16 No. 2, pp. 170-184.

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