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010031 VO Basic Course Theological Ethics II (Applied Ethics) (2021S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).



Aims, contents and method of the course

Basic course in life ethics including the following topics:
1. How do we understand life? What do we mean by that term?
2. What is meant by the command "Thou shalt not kill"?
3. Human dignity, esp. at the beginning and the end of life;
4. Human responsibility for non-human creation.
We deal with these topics by analyzing the classical problems of abortion, reproductive medicine, suicide, death penalty, euthanasia and ecological ethics.

Assessment and permitted materials

oral exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participants shall know the basic notions of Bioethics and know how to use the ethical method to deal with day-to-day problems in that field.

Examination topics

There will be a list of topics available on Moodle.

Reading list

- Gerhard Marschütz, theologisch ethisch nachdenken. Bd.2, Würzburg 2016 (2. Auflage), 150-377
- Eberhard Schockenhoff, Ethik des Lebens. Grundlagen und neue Herausforderungen, Freiburg i.Br. 2009.
- Stephan Ernst, Am Anfang und Ende des Lebens. Grundfragen medizinischer Ethik, Freiburg i.Br. 2020

Association in the course directory

für 011 (15W) FTH 11, 198 418 (15W) RK10, 033 195 (17W) BRP 15krp, BRP 15ktb, auslaufende Studienpläne: für 033 195 (15W) BAM 10a, 020

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