The main goal of the Centre is to establish a regional network of specialists dedicated to research and popularization of bioethics in its broader understanding, including medical ethics, biomedical ethics, environmental ethics, global ethics, philosophy of technology and technology assessment.
The Centre for Bioethics at UCM (UCM CB) was established by Professor Peter Sýkora in 2008 as the first centre of its kind in Slovakia. It is based at the Department of Philosophy and Applied Philosophy of the Faculty of Arts, University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia.
UCM CB focuses on the systematic analysis of the impact of emerging technologies on society and individuals. It is our understanding, that the dynamic development in biology, medicine, and information technology represent unprecedented challenges and opportunities for the reevaluation in the discourse on ethics, legislation and social policy.
August 4, 2021
We cordially invite you to our scientific symposium on transhumanism and posthumanism which will be held at Smolenice Castle on 23. - 26. 8. 2021.
July 27, 2021
Prof. Sykora was a host of the TA3 television panel discussion about ethical issues of assisted reproduction.
July 4, 2021
Interview with prof. P. Sýkora in the Slovak newspaper Pravda about the supposed conflict between individual rights and public health policy of Covid-19 vaccination.
June 30, 2021
UCM CB is pleased to announce that the new special issue of World Literature Studies dedicated to Posthuman Topics in Literature and Other Arts is out now and freely accessible via the publisher website.
June 1, 2021
UCM CB invites you to join the live presentation of our new monothematic issue of World Literature Studies, which is dedicated to posthumanism and transhumanism in Sci-Fi literature.
February 23, 2021
Commentary of prof. P. Sýkora for the Slovak newspaper SME about the inconsistency of the current revision of the Slovak Covid-19 vaccination plan.
Mgr. Bogumiła Suwara, PhD.; Mariusz Pisarski, PhD.
Mgr. Pavlína Bakošová / Malý Berlín, Trnava
PhDr. Jozef Lenč, PhD. / Malý Berlín, Trnava
On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness
The sci-fi genre predicted some scenarios that we are currently facing, yet the future is different than what we have ever dreamed of. We were supposed to establish a new society on Mars, but instead are addicted to social media. Maybe the 21st. century will be different than the dream, because humanity is trying to push its limits without a clear vision. We could try to overcome the limitations of our species by developing new forms of (un)natural selection based on intelligent choice, but whose choice will it be and for what intelligence will we decide?
Sci-fi Philosophy: Series of public lectures
The Slovak Research and Development Agency (SRDA) under the custody of Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic issued a new report Excellence in Science which awards the implementation and work results of the best Slovak experts in various fields of science. It is our honour to announce that the project of the UCM CB APVV-0379-12 Analysis of the philosophical and ethical dimensions of NBIC technologies concerning human enhancement was evaluated among the best projects in the field of Humanities.