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


Science as a new political force / TV interview / Television of Slovakia / 15.5.2020

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.

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A desire for immortality / Television of Slovakia /8.1.2019

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?

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The end of the anthropocentric model? / Television of Slovakia / 3.10.2017

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?

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Genetic revolution / Televison of Slovakia / 17.3.2015

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) a 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?

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Fokus / Radio Slovakia / 18.9.2019

Theme: Fokus scientists with Daniel Havier

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

Description: Discussion about biology, bioethics and current philosophical problems
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Symposion / Radio Slovakia / 5.8.2019

Fokus / Radio Slovakia / 10.8.2018

Theme: Fokus scientists with Daniel Havier

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

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

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Nočná pyramída / Radio Slovakia / 11.1.2016

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

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

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