Yuri Romero Picón
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia


We are facing modern illnesses requiring modern treatments and medicines. Our national healthcare system is inoperative and traditional medicines fight not to disappear. In the academic context, a “dialogue of learnings” is encouraged, but there is no understanding about the principle of complementarity. Then, how to build a world with Others if we are failing to start a genuine dialogue with them? The author ponders upon these issues in the contexto of bio-pedagogy and anthropology, and introduces the concept of “biopedagogical dialogue”, which he defines as a means propitiating learnings in the relationships with oneself, with Others and with the environment.

Keywords: Anthropology, medicine, principle of complementarity, bio-pedagogy, biopedagogical dialogue.