17.06.2018 - 24.06.2018 / Tagung Nr. 24-1-18

Summer School: Bioethics in Context

Life, Living Bodies, and the Genes

In Zusammenarbeit mit der FernUniversität in Hagen

Leitung: Michael Spieker / Thomas S. Hoffmann / Marcus Knaup

Sekretariat: Antonia Kreitner, Tel.: 08158 / 256-58

The successful series Summer School Bioethics in Context on the topic of Integrative Bioethics will proceed for the 5th time in 2018. The chair "Practical Philosophy - Ethics, Law, Economy" of the Institute of Philosophy at the FernUniversität in Hagen will hold an international summer school on the topic: Life, Living Bodies, and the Genes. Bioethical Reflections on New Genetic Knowledge in cooperation with the KU EichstättIngolstadt, the KU Linz, four southeast European partner universities as well as the Akademie für Politische Bildung in Tutzing (Germany) from 17th to 24th of June 2018. The venue is located at the Akademie für Politische Bildung in Tutzing, in the vicinity of Lake Starnberg. Today's geneticists can give us an insight into the diversity of human genetic information, the location as well as the sequence of base pairs that make up our genome. But what do we know from this and what - possibly for principal reasons - do we not know? Hence, what does Genetic Knowledge mean und what significance does it have for our relation to our own body, our understanding of humanity plus our relation to other living beings? And what can be said about the questions on the genetic alterations of plants, animals and humans through gene scissors such as CRISPR/Cas9 and base editors? Are germ line intrusions ethically sound or do normative arguments speak against them? These and other methodological and application-oriented questions of bioethical theory and praxis will be discussed in the course of the international bioethics summer school.