Category Archives: Bio-Ethics

A debate around Homecare (2015) by Slávek Horák

A. Mihulová a E. Matalová
A. Mihulová a E. Matalová

The Night of Philosophy is proud to host a very special debate between film director Slávek Horák and philosopher Jaromír Matějek around the 2015 feature film Homecare, Czech submission for 2015 Academy Awards.

They will discuss about ethics, care and compassion.

The debate will follow a screening of an extract of the film!

When: 23:15-00:15 AM
Where: Faculty of Arts, room 300

Why Care about Bioethics?

Faculty of Arts – Kinosál (room 429)

L’Intrus by Claire Denis (2004)
Who: Petr Kouba
What: Screening and Introduction
When: 7-9:30 PM
Language: French with Czech subtitles

Faculty of Arts – room 300

The Ethics of Care
Who: Corine Pelluchon, Petr Urban
What: Debate
When: 9:15-10:30 PM
Language: English

Ethical Counseling. Solving Ethical Problems in Everyday Medecine
Who: Jaromír Matějek
What: Short Lecture
When: 10:45 PM
Language: English

Philosophy Meets Cinema: Homecare by Slávek Horák (2015, Czech submission for 2015 Academy Awards)
Who: Slávek Horák and Jaromír Matějek
What: Screening and Debate
When: 11:15 PM-00:15 AM
Language: Czech

Judith Revel

Revel2As a specialist of French and Italian Contemporary Philosophy, Judith Revel is famous for her work on Michel Foucault (Foucault: Experiences de la pensée, 2005, Dictionnaire Foucault, 2007, Foucault. Une pensée du discontinu, 2010). IN the last decade, she has particularly worked on regimes of governmentally  modes of subjectivation and practices of resistance, as well as on French and Italian readings of biopolitics. She recently published Foucault avec Merleau-Ponty. Ontologie politique, présentisme et histoire (Foucault with Merleau-Ponty. Political Ontology, Presentism and History, 2015): she is now working about the different representations of History in Political Thought after 1945.  She is Professor of Contemporary Philosophy at Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense University.

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Claire Marin

Marin2Doleo ergo sum. The vulnerability of man is at the core of French writer and philosopher Claire Marin’s thought, who criticizes the expectations surrounding medicine and the rationalist utopia of biotechnologies in her 2013 book L’Homme sans fièvre (Feverless Man). As a writer, she published a novel entitled Hors de moi (2008) where she gives account on her relationship with the disease which attacked her as a young woman. She received the Pierre Simon—Ethics and Society Award for her 2010 book Violences de la vie, violences de la maladie.

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Frédéric Keck

Keck2After studying anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, Frédéric Keck has published many works on Claude Lévi-Strauss and conducted ethnographic research on health crises caused by animal diseases, firstly at the Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments (2005-2007) then at the Hong Kong Pasteur Research Centre (2007-2009). Such research led him to publish several journal editions and collective books, as well as a book in the form of a traveller’s tale (Un Monde Grippé, 2010). Awarded many times, he is a member of the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale based at the Collège de France, where he headed the team on “Human/Animal Relations: Contemporary Issues” (with Claude Ferret) and the project “Social Representations of Pathogens on the Boundaries of Species”, which received support from the Axa Research Fund (2013-2016). He is currently the head of the Department of Research and Education of Quai Branly Museum in Paris.

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Petr Kouba

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPetr Kouba teaches at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, Prague and works at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He is the author of Phenomenon of Mental Disorder (2006 in Czech, 2011 in German, 2015 in English) and Exodus without Moses. Roma emigration as a Political Problem (2015, in Czech). He also co-edited Dynamic Structure (2007 in English), Medicine in the Context of the Western Thought (2008 in Czech) and Franz Kafka: Minority Report (2010 in Czech and 2011 in English).

Corine Pelluchon

Pelluchon2A Professor of philosophy at the Franche-Comté University (in Besançon), Corinne Pelluchon focuses on political philosophy and ethics. Her many publications encompass many topics, from medical ethics to the animal question (Eléments pour une éthique de la vulnérabilité. Les hommes, les animaux, la nature, 2011), and the philosophy of environment. She lately focused on the question of the body and life (Tu ne tueras point. Réflexions sur l’actualité de l’interdit du meurtre, 2013 and  Les Nourritures. Philosophie du corps politique, 2015).

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Jaromír Matějek

Fotka Hradec (3)Jaromír Matějek works as a researcher at the Institute of Ethics and Humanities of the 3rd Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Prague. He started as a paediatrician, and then studied theology, medical ethics and theological ethics in Brno, Prague, Vienna and Bochum. He is a member of the Commission for Ethics of the Ministry of Health, a committee member of the Czech Society for Palliative Medicine, and a member of the Working Group for Palliative Child Care. He specializes in clinical ethics and ethical counselling. As a second field of research interest, he focuses on the previously expressed wishes of patients and substituted judgement in general.