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Piotr AszykCorresponding author

Limits of Life Shaped by Ethics: A Short Introduction to Tadeusz Ślipko's Bioethics

10 - 2005, pages 19-28
Date of online publication: 03 August 2016
Date of publication: 30 November 2005


Bioethics is a fairly new, but very popular, discipline broadly present in the public debate of the Western Societies. It deals with difficult tasks and challenges faced by scientists to find ethical, social or political solutions to various problems created by modern science and technological growth. An impressive exploration of several bioethical issues can be found in the works of the Polish Jesuit, philosopher and, now a retired professor, Tadeusz Ślipko (born 1918). For decades, his scientific attention, apart from theoretical topics, was focused on the issues important to everyday human life. He placed a lot of emphasis on finding ethical solutions to the difficult issues discussed in the postwar Poland. He authored the first Polish ethical monograph devoted exclusively to modern problems of medical and technological development and titled Limits of Life. Dilemmas of the Modern Bioethics, first published in 1988 and reprinted in 1994. 


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Aszyk, Piotr. “Limits of Life Shaped by Ethics: A Short Introduction to Tadeusz Ślipko’s Bioethics.” Forum Philosophicum 10 (2005): 19–28. doi:10.35765/forphil.2005.1001.2.