Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0057 (AF:357751 AR:187225)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
3rd Term
Course year
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The course is aimed at propose a philosophical reflection, with practical implications, consistent with the course of Social Sciences and Social Work. The main topics of the course, concerning the social ethics and bioethics, are the concept of law, justice, responsibility, social inclusion, individual autonomy and personal dignity.
Upon the completion of the course students will be able to (Dublin descriptors):

1) Know and understand the strong bond between social ethics and bioethics, in addition to the essential features of the most significant moral theories, also in its practical implications,

2) Apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the course in morally conflictual contexts;

3) Make critical judgements on the main issues of the course and justify, by means of critical reason, possible solutions to moral conflicts;

4) Comunicate accurately and in a personal way the contents of the course, using the specific language.

5) Continue the path begun during the course indipendently, by means of the course material and the bibliographical references,
There are no specific requirements for course attendance.
After an introduction on the specific features of social ethics and bioethics, the first part of the course will be dedicated to these main topics: human rights, justice, common good, individual autonomy, personal dignity, and care relationship. The second part of the course, will be devoted to the bioethical issues in order to analyze some case studies, mainly focused on the care relationship.
In last part of the course some brief conclusions will be proposed - starting with the contents of the course - about care relationship, health and common good.
- Lecture notes edited by the professor;
- Turoldo F., L'etica di fine vita; Città Nuova, Roma 2022

Testi consigliati (compulsory reading for non-attending students):

Turoldo F., Bioetica ed etica della responsabilità, Cittadella editrice, 2011
Optional oral presentations. Public discussion. A final written exam, to be completed in 1 hour, with four open-ended questions, which allow to give a free-form answer.
Lectures and debates with students.
Ca ’Foscari applies Italian law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) for the support and accommodation services available to students with disabilities or specific learning disabilities. If you have a motor, visual, hearing or other disability (Law 17/1999) or a specific learning disorder (Law 170/2010) and you require support (classroom assistance, technological aids for carrying out exams or exams individualized, accessible format material, note retrieval, specialist tutoring to support the study, interpreters or other) contact the Disability and DSA office

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 17/02/2022