Welcome to the course (HT2020)!
This semester we will give all lectures via Zoom. The seminars will be taking place in a classroom which is large enough to allow for social distancing. If you plan to take the course and have not received an info and welcome email by the 18th of August please email barbro.froding(a)abe.kth.se
See below for lecture themes and scroll down for reading list.
If you have any questions regarding the course please contact barbro.froding(a)abe.kth.se
Lecture 1 – 25 Aug, 13-15
Introduction to ethics + normative theories part 1 (consequentialism)
Lecture 2 – 1 Sept, 13-15
Normative theories part 2 – virtue ethics
Lecture 3 – 8 Sept, 13-15
Normative theories part 3 – rights and duties
Seminar 1 – 11 Sept, 10-12
Practicing applying normative theories to technology related problems
Lecture 4 – 15 Sept, 13-15
Lecture 5 – 22 Sept, 13-15
Donate vs. sell biological material
Seminar 2 – 2 Oct, 10-12
Animals and ethics
Lecture 6 – 6 Oct, 13-15
Integrity and privacy
Lecture 7 – 28 Oct, 10-12
Seminar 3, 4 Nov, 10-12
Value sensitive design
Lecture 8 – 11 Nov, 10-12
Risk and responsibility for new technology: the user, the engineer and society
Lecture 9 – 18 Nov, 10-12
Autonomy and new technology in healthcare.
Seminar 4 – 25 Nov, 10-12
Lecture 10 – 2 Dec, 10-12
Part 1: Treatment or enhancement – uses of gene technology
Part 2: Enhancement – cognitive and moral. Do we have a moral obligation to others and ourselves to accept cog enhancement if it is available and safe?
Seminar 5 – 9 Dec, 10-12,
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):
Articles and other material will be made available to you on Canvas once the term starts.