[FL2807]  Biotechnology and Human Destiny

Semestre II
Lunedi 16:30 - 18:15

Informazioni sul corso

Prof: KAMPOWSKI, Stephan Martin
Email: [email protected]
Lingua: Inglese
Programma: Licenza
Semestre II
Lunedi 16:30 - 18:15


1. Introduction: Goals, context, and method
2. The mystery of life and natural teleology
3. The technological ontology of modernity
4. Children of desire and justice in interpersonal relationships
5. The fight against aging and the meaning of our mortality
6. Higher performance and what it means to be an active agent
7. Happy souls and the truth of our being


BIBLIOGRAPHY: J. Habermas, The Future of Human Nature,Cambridge 2003. H. Jonas, The Phenomenon of Life: Toward a Philosophical Biology,Evanston 2001. Id., Philosophical Essays, Chicago 1980. S. Kampowski, A Greater Freedom: Biotechnology, Love, and Human Destiny. In Dialogue with Hans Jonas and Jürgen Habermas, Eugene, OR 2013. L. Kass, Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity. The Challenge for Bioethics, San Francisco 2002. The President’s Council on Bioethics, Beyond Therapy. Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness, New York 2003. R. Spaemann, “On the Anthropology of the Encyclical Evangelium Vitae,” in: Pontifical Academy for Life (ed.), Evangelium Vitae: five years of confrontation with the society, Vatican City 2001, 437-451