Medical and Bioethics and Ethics And Technology

Medicine continues to develop rapidly; new techniques and technologies change our perceptions of human beings. This creates many challenges, such as in vitro fertilization with the possibility of semen and egg donation, children for same-sex couples, surrogacy, rescue mates, individualized and personalized medicine options, more detailed knowledge of genetic epigenetic interconnections with entirely new disease concepts and possibilities of genetic Manipulation (CRSPR-Cas9), questions about the human brain, the human mind and the interaction with the so-called “artificial brain” of the computer (human brain project), and the robotization of the world and questions at the end of life with topics, such as brain death criteria, organ transplantation Waking coma, assisted suicide, and killing on request. Philosophical anthropology and ethics belong together and must respond to these new challenges.

The field of bioethics goes beyond political solutions and poses fundamental questions about life in the context of creation concerning the flora and fauna. It reflects on the new method of CRSPR-Cas9 with the possibility of genetically modifying bacteria, plants, and animals as well as produces genetically modified organisms. These technical possibilities raise issues like the preservation of creation, animal welfare in the context of animal suffering, animal testing, and factory farming as well as basic issues of creation with its water resources, fuels, and energy production. Underlying these discussions are highly fundamental considerations about the vulnerability of creation.