Ethics of Biotechnology
Welcome to ak2008 - there are still spaces on the course. If you are interested in joining send me an email! Barbro.firstname.lastname@example.org
The next lecture is on Tuesday Sept. 3rd, at 13.00 - 15.00 in our seminar room Aristotle, Teknikringen 76 (3rd floor - which in fact is street level).
AK2008 THE ETHICS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY - 2019
Welcome to the course (HT2019)!
See below for lecture themes and scroll down for readinglist.
If you have any questions regarding the course please contact barbro.froding(a)abe.kth.se
AK2008 THE ETHICS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY - LECTURES & SEMINARS HT2019
Lecture 1 – 27 Aug, 13-15
Introduction to ethics + normative theories part 1 (consequentialism)
Lecture 2 – 3 Sept, 13-15
Normative theories part 2 – virtue ethics
Lecture 3 – 10 Sept, 13-15
Normative theories part 3 – rights and duties
Seminar 1 – 13 Sept, 10-12
Practicing applying normative theories to technology related problems.
Lecture 4 – 17 Sept, 13-15
Lecture 5 – 24 Sept, 13-15
Donate vs. sell biological material.
Seminar 2 – 4 Oct, 10-12
Animals and ethics
Lecture 6 – 8 Oct, 13-15
Treatment or enhancement – uses of gene technology – case PGD
Seminar 3, 6 Nov, 10-12
Value sensitive design (VSD)
Lecture 7 – 13 Nov, 10-12
Risk and responsibility for new technology: the user, the engineer and society.
Lecture 8 – 20 Nov, 10-12
Autonomy and new technology in healthcare.
Seminar 4 – 27 Nov, 10-12
The development of advanced robots and social implications
Lecture 9 – 4 Dec, 10-12
Enhancement – cognitive and moral.
Lecture 10 – 5 dec, 10-12
Integrity and privacy (discuss both privacy online and genetic privacy).
Seminar 5 – 11 Dec, 10-12,
AK2008 ETHICS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY– reading list 2019
The literature for ak2008 consists of a course book, book chapters and academic articles as well as news articles, TED talks and other material.
Your course book:
Talbot M., Bioethics: an introduction, Cambridge university press, 2012
Chapters from the following books (most of which can be found at the KTH library or the Stockholm University library):
- Chapters 2 and 5 in ‘From chance to choice: genetics and justice’, Buchanan et al, Cambridge University Press (any edition) avaliable as an E-Book here https://www-cambridge-org.focus.lib.kth.se/core/books/from-chance-to-choice/B639409DFA6A336D107409A8FB2CD773#
- Rachels & Rachels, The Elements of moral philosophy, (any edition). This book is also available in Swedish: Rätt och fel. Introduktion till moralfilosofi. The publisher is Studentlitteratur.
Articles and other material will be made available to you on Canvas once the term starts.