"The word about wisdom"
The 6The tribute of the Library to philosophy
Wednesday 27 Of March 2019, at 19.00
With the sixth tribute in philosophythe series of events continues "The reason for wisdom ", hosted by Coventry Municipal Library of Kozani at its Amphitheater, the Wednesday 27 Of March 2019at a new time, at 7 pm.Co-organizer of this event ο Kozani Medical Association.
Mrs.. Elder Eleni,teacher and doctor of philosophy at AUTh, curating the tributes to philosophy, introduces us to Mrs.. Eleni Kalokairinou, Associate Professor of Philosophy at AUTh, which will present the topic:
"Medical technologies in the light of bioethics and
of the humanities "
What are the limits of human intervention in DNA?; We have the right to create different life forms in the laboratory; Euthanasia is a moral act; The use of guinea pigs is morally acceptable; These are some of the questions that arise from the advancement of biomedical sciences and technologies and are the subject of Bioethics, branch of Applied Ethical Philosophy.
Although medical advances and technologies have always been aimed at curing the disease and restoring health, and where this was not possible, pain relief, despite this often (were considered that) threatened key personal, ethical, social and political values, such as autonomy, dignity, respect and trust, the Justice, equal treatment and solidarity. Bioethics does not aim to control, to limit or stop medical research. On the contrary, Bioethical thinking is the science of free choice and practice, a freedom but which, while it does not forbid anything, is subject to morality only, as dictated by the universal record
reason (Cant). Considered in this way in the light of universal discourse, medical practices and technologies no longer risk seeing man as a purely biological being, as a simple life.
In the light of universal discourse, "life" becomes "life", an "lived life", a "biography", and thus acquires a special significance for each person. This is exactly the importance that medical sciences and technologies should recognize and respect, while at the same time they will try to cure and restore the health of its wearer.
A few words about Mrs.. Eleni Kalokairinou
Eleni Kalokairinou studied Philosophy at the University of Athens and received a PhD in Ethical Philosophy from the University of Exeter. She is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, while he taught at the Department of Classical Studies and Philosophy of the University of Cyprus (1995-2011). Her research interests focus on Ethical Philosophy, in Applied Ethics, with emphasis on Medical Ethics and Bioethics, and in Political Philosophy (communitarianism-liberalism).
He was a member of the National Bioethics Committee of Cyprus. Today he is a member of the World Bioethics Society, of the Society for Applied Ethics of the United Kingdom and of the European Society for the Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care of the Netherlands.
Her publications include:: Dimitriou Kidoni, Thomas AkinatiSoumma Theological, volume 18: About justice and injustice, ′ Publication of the Research Foundation for Publications of Modern Greek Philosophy, Athena 2002 (critical edition), R. F. Atkinson, Introduction to Ethical Philosophy, Modern Education, Thessaloniki 2012 (translation), the book FromMeta-EthicstoEthics: AnOverviewof R. M. Hare’sMoralPhilosophy,PeterLang, Frankfurt am Main 2011, editing collective volumes and number of articles.