202014 VO Bioethics

summer semester 2021 | Last update: 18.03.2021 Place course on memo list
VO Bioethics
VO 1

The aim of this lecture is to enable to understand, analyze, and critically assess bioethical arguments.

First we analyze concepts that play crucial roles in bioethical arguments, concepts like: human life, human being, person, persistence, individual, soul, species, potentiality. Further we analyze some views as to the moral value of actions at the beginning and the end of a human life.

Lecture inputs and discussion.

Written or oral exam.

General information on exams, dates and sign-on at the department:

Johannes Seidel: Schon Mensch oder noch nicht? Zum ontologischen Status humanbiologischer Keime, Stuttgart 2010.
Tom L. Beauchamp / James F. Childress: Principles of Biomedical Ethics, Oxford 52001.
Bonnie Steinbock (ed.): The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics, Oxford 2007.
Scott F. Gilbert: Developmental Biology, Sinauer Associates Inc 2006.

For Bachelor's Programme in Philosophy at the Faculty of Catholic Theology (C 033 194): positive completion of compulsory modules 2 and 3.
For Diploma Programme in Catholic Theology (C 011): positive completion of compulsory module 1 (first part of studies).

2. 3. 2021, 19:00, virtuell: Vorbesprechung
Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2021-03-02
19.00 - 19.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online Vorbesprechung
Fri 2021-03-05
09.00 - 13.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Fri 2021-03-26
09.00 - 13.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online