Manuel Guerrero Antequera
Manuel Guerrero Antequera
PhD, Visiting Researcher
Manuel Guerrero Antequera is a Chilean sociologist and bioethicist with extensive experience in human rights. He holds Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Ethics and Research Ethics, and a PhD in Sociology. He is Assistant Professor in bioethics at the Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanities in the Faculty of Medicine and of ethics at the Center for Applied Ethics in the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of Chile, which is the main and oldest institution of higher education of the country, with a national and public character. He presides the Faculty of Medicine´s Ethics Counseling Committee (Comité de Consejería Ética) and is part of the University's Chair in Human Rights. Manuel serves as expert of ethical issues arising from research that involves human participants in the National Fund for Research and Development in Health (FONIS), at the Chilean National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT). He is member of the Chilean Society for Bioethics and the Royal Musical Association of the United Kingdom.
His research interests include social sciences and neuroethics, bioethics and human rights, violence and social memory, personal identity and musicology. His PhD thesis discusses the social production of violence that, in certain contexts, can lead to the unilateral destruction of civilian population, without the latter having the opportunity to defend itself (massacres). It studies the violence in its various sources (unilateral, bilateral, multilateral), and its differential objectives (eliminationist or deterrent), addressing in detail the logic of violence in the genocide; civil war, and in contrast, in State terrorism. Manuel proposes a mixed model of understanding of violence, in which the ethical and moral issues are fundamental, as they affect contextual changes that can increase or modulate the probability of occurrence of a massacre.
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