Ethics of life

ltheo2311  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Ethics of life
4.00 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2021-2022
Main themes
To reach the aims, the course:
- will focus on a specific issue in bioethics
- will explore human, social and political issues
- will present an ethical appraisal in a philosophical and theological point of view
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 clarify fundamental categories of ethical reflection about questions asked by the development of sciences and biomedical techniques
2 relate contributions of Christian traditions to current debates about these topics.
Belgium knows a legislation relative to the euthanasia, for the adults since 2002, for the minors since 2014. The course of the cursus will try hard to understand the stakes, as long for the patients, the nursing that for the society in general. While the demand to die into dignity "multiplies in the European countries, as to understand these requests, to accompany them? A normative ethics, independent from situations, is it enough for thinking of this type of question? How to think humanely and in the faith about this complex problem?
Teaching materials
  • Ouvrage de référence : D. Jacquemin, Jalons éthiques et théologiques pour une pratique du soin, PUL, 2019, 211 p.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [60] in Theology

Master [120] in Philosophy

Master [60] in Philosophy

Master [120] in Theology