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Principles of Biomedical Ethics (Beauchamp, Childress) A

WS 2023 Priv.Doz. Dr. phil. Uwe Meyer OFFLINE
B.Sc modules:
CS-BWP-PHIL - Philosophy for Cognitive Science
KOGW-WPM-PHIL - Philosophy of Mind and Cognition
M.Sc modules:
CS-MWP-PHIL - Philosophy for Cognitive Science

CS-BW - Bachelor elective course
Fri: 8-10

In this course we will read and discuss the famous standard work "Principles of Biomedical Ethics" by Beauchamp and Childress. This may be of particular interest to students considering working in clinical contexts (psychotherapy, neuroscience,...). More recently, however, the principles developed here have also found application in the field of artificial intelligence ethics. The principles are: Respect for Autonomy, Nonmaleficence, Beneficence, and Justice. They are discussed from a more theoretical point of view as well as in relation to many applied problems (dilemma situations, use of placebos, paternalism,...). The course lasts 4 hours and is worth 8 credits. We will have a regular coffee break together :-) The course is formally divided into Part A and Part B in order to fit into the philosophy module of the bachelor's programme. 4 credit points can be used for the compulsory optional philosophy module and 4 for the free optional module. The two parts (8-10 and 10-12) can only be taken together, the separation is purely formal. Criteria for sucessful participation will be discussed in the first meeting.