Bioethical debates. Contributions of religion in the field of research and biomedical practice

As a general rule, bioethical debates deal with the questions raised by scientific-technical breakthroughs in the field of research and biomedical practice. The swiftness with which these advances take place calls into question whether moral philosophy —and in particular theological ethics— can provide answers to the new questions raised, or whether it should capitulate to strategic ethics.

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The Personalism of St. John Paul II

Since Pope St. John Paul II died in 2005, his rich philosophical legacy has not received the attention it deserves. In the 2015 Fifth Annual Summer Seminar, the Hildebrand Project  commemorated the significant tenth anniversary by giving special attention to his seminal personalism. The Seminar did so by setting him in dialogue with Dietrich von Hildebrand, another eminent Christian personalist. In this video John F. Crosby’s contribution on the personalism of John Paul II: “The Struggle for the Person”. What is the difference between someone en something? How does this relate to Aquinas objectivism and to modern subjectivism? What does this mean for – among others – for the sick?

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Redécouvrir le sens de l’Homme

Le 12ème Colloque de bioéthique de Paray-le-Monial (F) en 2013 avait pour thème “L’Homme dans tous ses états”. Durant trois jours, philosophes, théologiens, médecins et juristes ont croisé les regards pour tenter de redéfinir ce qu’est l’être humain, sa vocation, sa grandeur, sa spécificité. Dans ce vidéos, le propos de quelques intervenants.

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