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February 23, 2021

Could Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Be Ethically Justified?

Opinion article of prof. P. Sýkora in Slovak newspaper SME about the ethics of mandatory Covid-19 vaccination: "The restriction of liberty during a pandemic is ethically permissible."

February 23, 2021

Modern Bio-Discourse and Blurring Borders / Conference program and invitation

Conference program out: Adam Doležal (Czech Academy of Science), Martin Zielina (Charles University), Jaromir Škoda (Charles University), Robert Birkholc (University of Warsaw), Weronika Lipsycz (University of Warsaw), along with others.

February 23, 2021

Sci-FI Philosophy Continues / The Problem of Extinction

The Centre for Bioethics invites you to the upcoming lecture The Problem of Extinction. You can watch the lecture online at https://www.facebook.com/MalyBerlin/. The date and time of the lecture are June 9th, 18:00.

February 23, 2021

Science as a new political force / TV interview

Peter Sýkora was host of Television of Slovakia discussion show Večera s Havranom: The new relationship between science, society, and politics.

February 23, 2021

Sci-Fi Philosophy / Postponed

We are sorry to inform you that the planned presentations of the public discussion series Sci-Fi Philosophy are postponed. We will inform you about the alternative dates of the presentations on our website and social media. Thank you. Stay safe.

December 15, 2020

Breakfast with Plato, Dinner with Queen Min. Linguistic Avatars of GPT-3

Dr. Mariusz Pisarski from the UCM Center for Bioethics delivered a lecture entitled "Breakfast with Plato, Dinner with Queen Min. Linguistic Avatars of GPT-3"

Media

Science as a new political force

TV interview / Television of Slovakia / 15.5.2020 / Peter Sýkora

Theme: Science: The new political force / Večera s Havranom

Guest: Peter Sýkora (UCM CB)

Description: In a world scarred by a global epidemic scientist have recently come to spotlight. This time science isn’t seen just as one of the many servants of politics, but as the main pillar of society preservation. Does the pandemic situation mean new emancipation of science from politics and the defeat of charlatans, or is it just an attempt to move from the political to the biopolitical world? Prof. RnDr. Peter Sýkora, PhD. was interviewed by Michal Havran.

You can watch the full show Science: The new political force / Večera s Havranom from the archive of Slovak National Television here:

Full video (Slovak language):
https://www.rtvs.sk/televizia/archiv/14084/227121

Fokus

Radio Slovakia / 18.9.2019 / Peter Sýkora

Theme: Fokus scientists with Daniel Havier

Guest: prof. RNDr. Peter Sýkora, PhD. (UCM CB)

Description: Discussion about biology, bioethics, and the state of current philosophical problems

Full audio (Slovak language):
https://www.rtvs.sk/radio/archiv/1275/1197914

A desire for immortality

Television of Slovakia / 8.1.2019 / Juraj Odorčák

Theme: A desire for immortality /Večera s havranom

Guests: Peter Križan, geneticist, Miroslav Marcelli, philosopher, Juraj Odorčák (UCM CB)

Description: The desire for eternal life and youth is the centre of many religious ideas and scientific theories. These ideas also inspire art and pharmaceutical industry. Why do we want to live forever? How close are we to achieve eternal life? What would life look like and what would happen to death?

Full video (Slovak language):
https://www.rtvs.sk/televizia/archiv/14084/176726#823

Symposion

Radio Slovakia / 5.8.2019 / Juraj Odorčák

Theme: Mind in the web

Guest: Mgr. Juraj Odorčák, PhD. (UCM CB)

Description: Discussion about globalization and contemporary problems caused by information technology and new communication platforms.

Full audio (Slovak language):
https://www.rtvs.sk/radio/archiv/11260/1124732

The end of the anthropocentric model?

Television of Slovakia / 3.10.2017 / Peter Sýkora

Theme: The end of the anthropocentric model? / Večera s Havranom

Guests: Václav Bělohradský, philosopher, Peter Sýkora (UCM CB), Zuzana Števulová, Human rights league.

Description: Will man cease to be the centre of the world? Is the anthropocentric model of the world ending? Technology, climate change, demographic shifts and transhumanism create new pressure on the world and forces man to redefine his position in the world. What rights and threats are waiting for the emancipated humans? Will we become the slaves of our progress? What will be the future uniqueness of man and his rights?

Full video (Slovak language):
https://www.rtvs.sk/televizia/archiv/14084/137712

Fokus

Radio Slovakia / 10.8.2018 / Peter Sýkora

Theme: Fokus scientists with Daniel Havier

Guest: Prof. RNDr. Peter Sýkora, PhD. (UCM CB)

Description: Discussion about science, philosophy, bioethics, and contemporary issues.

Full audio (Slovak language):
https://www.rtvs.sk/radio/archiv/1275/972813

Genetic revolution

Televison of Slovakia / 17.3.2015 / Peter Sýkora

Theme: Genetic revolution /Večera s Havranom

Guests: Prof. MUDr. Jozef Glasa, Slovak Medical University in Bratislava, Prof. RNDr. Peter Sýkora, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava (UCM CB) and Ján Drgonec, a lawyer.

Description: A child from three parents. What does the new genetic therapy from Great Britain mean? Can we have a child from three parents? Does the intervention violate the child´s rights? How will the child´s genetics change and how will religious organizations react? What has happened and what does it mean? How is this revolutionary?

Full video (Slovak language):
https://www.rtvs.sk/televizia/archiv/14084/61574

Nočná pyramída

Radio Slovakia / 11.1.2016 / Peter Sýkora

Guest: Prof. RNDr. Peter Sýkora, PhD. (UCM CB)

Desription: Discussion about the biologist and philosopher Peter Sýkora and his academic journey and achievements.

Full audio (Slovak language):
https://www.rtvs.sk/radio/archiv/11436/363043

Video

From Messianic Diaspora to Biomedia Avatars. New Traits of Eastern- European Reception of the East: From 18th to 21st Century
Mgr. Bogumiła Suwara, PhD.; Mariusz Pisarski, PhD.
Sci-Fi Philosophy: The Problem of Extinction
Mgr. Pavlína Bakošová / Malý Berlín, Trnava
Sci-Fi Philosophy: Sci-Fi Democracy - The Government of Overhumans?
PhDr. Jozef Lenč, PhD. / Malý Berlín, Trnava