Między naturalizmem i antynaturalizmem. Transformacja idei „miłość rodzicielskiej” we współczesnym dyskursie medycznym

Magdalena Gajewska, Agnieszka Kostro-Bieszk

Ann. Acad. Med. Gedan. 2009 (vol. 39), No 1:
Publication date: 2009-02-01
Language: pl


In this article we point out the role and influence of medicine, and it’s philosophical bases (naturalism and supernaturalism) in creation of the social concept of parental love. In postmodern era, when reproduction is separated from sexual life of the human, parental love has became more a cultural idea than a biological act. At the same time, perinatal discourse has returned to the notion of nature. How is this possible? How do we understand the concept of natural birth today? We would like to show how the language of medicine adapts the notion of nature in perinatal discourse to create a new, cultural and creative model of parental love. A model, which is more reflective and aesthetic than the traditional and naturalistic concept of parental love. The conclusion is that nowadays we might experience a social revolution in mother’s and father’s roles because of ideological changes in perinatal medicine.