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MODERN BIO-DISCOURSE AND BLURRING BORDERS

International Scientific Workshop / 11 November 2020, Bratislava, Slovakia / Online

Program poster:

Book of Abstracts:

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Modern Bio-Discourse and Blurring Borders:

The dynamic development of modern life sciences in the field of gene modifications, human enhancement or the synthetic creation of new forms of life has brought with it several changes and far-reaching transformations that require increased attention of modern humanities. One of the most significant phenomena can be considered the multilevel crossing of the borders between different scientific disciplines and the erasure of the validity of existing identification criteria, interpretive frameworks and assessment standards. The prepared international scientific workshop aims to consistently respond to this current situation and analyze the shifts in borders from three philosophical perspectives, namely from an ontological, epistemological and ethical perspective. Another intention is to map the current transdisciplinary crossing of borders between bio-scientific and artistic discourses. 

Worskshop program:

Speakers include Peter Sýkora (UCM Centre for Bioethics, SK), Adam Doležal (Czech Academy of Science, CZ), Martin Zielina (Charles University, CZ), Jaromir Škoda (Charles University, CZ), Bogumila Suwara (Slovak Academy of Science, SK), Robert Birkholch (University of Warsaw, PL), Weronika Lipsycz (University of Warsaw, PL), Jana Tomašovičová (UCM Centre for Bioethics, SK), along with others.

The full programe can be downloaded from here.

The official Book of Abstracts of Modern Bio-Discourse and Blurring Borders (sk version)  can be accessed via this link.

Online guest participation:

If you are interested in blurring borders of space, discourse, and reality, then please be our guest, and join the workshop online. Registration for all virtual participants, visitors, and guest is free and open at info@centreforbioethics.sk. Registered participants and guests will be sent a link to the conference online platform.

Please note the registration deadline  for online guests is 09.11.2020.

Workshop topics:

  • The ontological and epistemological status of synthetically created organisms and human-animal hybrids: Artefact/living organism, artefact/biofact, organic unity/functional unit.
  • Enhancement and (post) human identity.
  • Relativistic and non-relativistic concepts of species.
  • The relevance of ethical concepts concerning current moral dilemmas associated with modern bioresearch

  • Concepts of individual autonomy and freedom in the context of modern bio-scientific research

  • The transgression of boundaries between science and art, science and philosophy

Workshop organizers:

Department of Philosophy and Applied Philosophy, Centre for Bioethics, Faculty of Arts, University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava: 

https://centreforbioethics.sk/

Institute of World Literature, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava: http://usvl.sav.sk/wp/

The international workshop is part of the project VEGA 1/0563/18 The Philosophical Analysis Concerning Deletion of Borders in Contemporary Bio-Discourse.

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