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.
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?
Jonathan A. Buttaci, Graduate Student at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Philosophy, delivers his talk entitled “Theism as Morality’s Foundation or Framework? A Plea for Distinctions.” Mr. Buttaci’s talk was part of the “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?” Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
This lecture was given on January 27, 2011, at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. The Aquinas Lectures are sponsored by the Philosophy Department’s Center for Thomistic Studies.
A conversation with Roger Scruton at Café Gerbeaud in Budapest, Hungary, on the topic of moral relativism. Hosted by the Common Sense Society on January 25, 2012.
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.