[FE 2026]  Social Ethics – 22.23

Semester I
thursday 10:30 - 12:15

Course Information

Professor: BAUZON, Stephane
Language: English

Semester I
thursday 10:30 - 12:15


Social ethics is the systematic reflection on the moral dimensions of social structures, systems, issues, and communities. Social ethics can be thought of as a branch of ‘applied ethics,’ the application of  ethical reasoning to social problems. A typical list of the kinds of
issues addressed under the rubric of social ethics includes the distribution of economic goods, research on human subjects, animal
rights, euthanasia, abortion, discrimination and affirmative action, pornography, crime and punishment, and war and peace.


BIbliography Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, books V-VI
Pope John Paul II, Encyclical letter Evangelium vitae
Pope Francis, Encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti