1. Timetable of the lecture “Philosophy with elements of ethics” – summer semester 2021/2022 (optional)
  2. SYLLABUS of the lecture”Philosophy with elements of ethics” – summer semester 2021/2022 (optional)

Lecture

Philosophy with elements of ethics

summer semester 2021/2022 (optional, online)
Lecture will be held Wednesday’s in online mode

Responsible person: dr Joanna K. Malinowska (malinowska@amu.edu.pl)
Date Topic
2 March

8:30 -10:45

Organisational issues: material overview and final requirements.

Introduction to basic philosophical vocabulary and history of the development of philosophical thought 3h

9 March

9:00 -10:30

Philosophy in practice – what does philosophy deal with today? 2h

 

16 March

9:00 -10:30

Can science be politically neutral? A dispute of empiricism and rationalism. 2h

 

23 March

9:00 -10:30

Philosophy of medicine: reductionism and anti-reductionism in medicine. 2h
30 March

9:00 -10:30

The problem with reference classes: on the example of using the category of race in biomedical research. 2h

 

6 April

9:00 -10:30

Introduction to bioethics 1 – the category of fairness in biomedical research. 2h

 

13 April

9:00 -10:30

Introduction to bioethics 2 – discussions. 2h

 

 


SYLLABUS

Summer semester 2021/2022
(Lecture will be held online Wednesdays starting on 02 March 2022)

Course Philosophy with elements of ethics
Host Institution

 

Institute of Human Genetics

Polish Academy of Sciences

Strzeszyńska Street, 32

Language English
The expected effects of teaching in terms of: knowledge, skills and social qualifications Ph. D. student is supposed to:

1.Gain knowledge in several aspects of philosophy, especially bioethics and philosophy of science.

In particular, the following specific topics will be elaborated:

– basic philosophical vocabulary

– the history of the development of philosophical thought

– practical philosophy

– dispute of empiricism and rationalism

– definitions of the term “truth”

– philosophy of physics and philosophy of biology as two different paradigms

– reductionism and anti-reductionism in philosophy of medicine

– formulating reference classes that relate to social categories (on the example of the use of racial categories in biomedical research).

– the category of fairness in biomedical research.

2. Get familiar with contemporary philosophical discussions.

3. Learn how to formulate philosophical arguments and questions.

Type of course optional
Semester/year Summer semester 2021/2022
First name/family name of the person responsible for the course dr Joanna K. Malinowska
First name/family name of the person responsible for the exam dr Joanna K. Malinowska
Format Lecture will be held in English online with usage of audio-visual equipment. Lecture will be followed by discussion
Basic and additional requirements Skills in English
Number of ECTSs 2 ECTS
ECTSs summary 1 ECTS corresponds to 25-30 hours of personal studies focused on broadening knowledge based on suggested bibliography (vide bibliography list below).
Method of teaching Lectures will be held using power point presentation and a multimedia projector
Method of evaluation Oral exam
Prerequisite for passing Positive score at the exam
Topics

 

– basic philosophical vocabulary and problems

– philosophy in practice – what does philosophy deal with today

– a dispute of empiricism and rationalism

– philosophy of physics vs philosophy of biology – two different paradigms and their scientific consequences

– philosophy of medicine: reductionism and anti-reductionism

– the problem with reference classes: on the example of using the category of race in biomedical research.

– introduction to bioethics

– the category of fairness in biomedical research

Additional material

 

Presentation of each lecture in PDF format

Bibliography related to each lecture

Bibliography Will be suggested later