Summer School 2019 - Bioethics in Context VI

Human Beings – Nonhuman Beings – Nature

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Summer School 2019

Date: June 30 – July 7, 2019

Location: Trogir (Croatia)

The department “Practical Philosophy – Ethics, Law and Economy” of the Institute of Philosophy at the Fernuniversität in Hagen, in cooperation with four Southeast European partner universities and the Federal Agency for Civic Education in Tutzing, Germany, will hold the 6th International Summer School: Bioethics in Context from June 30th to July 07th, 2019. The theme of the summer school is “Human Beings – Nonhuman Beings – Nature” and will take place in Trogir, Croatia.

The question on what we understand as “nature”, and how we determine our relation to it, is considered one of the fundamental questions in philosophy. Especially for modern bioethics, the question on human and non-human nature is anything but settled. The apparent vulnerability of nature, its changeability as well as its breathtaking possibilities in the area of biotechnology underline the actuality of the question as it was raised by Max Scheler: what is “the human place in the cosmos”? In the course of the international bioethics summer school, methodological and application-oriented questions of bioethical theory and practice will be discussed on a differentiated and interdisciplinary level.

Supported by: DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service

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