VISEGRAD STANDARD GRANT
„Philosophy of Medicine in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland”
We are pleased to inform that our application for the International Visegrad Fund's Standard Grant (www.visegradfund.org) was approved by the Council of Ambassadors for support.
The project titled ‘Philosophy of Medicine in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland’ consists of the following:
1. Publication in Slovakia of a monograph dedicated to Polish philosophy of medicine, philosophy in connection with medicine and bioethics in Poland under a working title ‘‘Philosophical Thought and Medicine in Poland’;
2. Publication in Poland of a monograph dedicated to Czech and Slovak philosophy of medicine and bioethics under a working title ‘‘Philosophy of Medicine in the Czech Republic and Slovakia’.
Project partners are as follows: Ostrava University (www.osu.cz), P. J. Šafárik University of Košice (www.upjs.sk), K. Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences in Poznań.
The book to be published in Poland and the book to be published in Slovakia would be edited by the following:
- on the Czech side: Marek Petrů, MSc, PhD, a representative of Czech bioethicists and philosophers of medicine
- on the Slovak side: PhDr L’ubov Vladykovà, PhD, head of the Department of Applied Ethics in Šafárik University of Košice
- on the Polish side: prof. Michał Musielak, MSc, PhD, head of the Department of Social Sciences of K. Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences and J. Zamojski, PhD, an assistant professor in this Department.
* 22.07.2011 - 30.04.2012
Translation of monographies: a total of 250 manublocked pages (1 page=ca. 1800 characters), Poznan, Poland.
* 22.07.2011 - 30.04.2012
Translation of monographies: a total of 250 manublocked pages (1 page=ca. 1800 characters), Ostrava, Czech Republic.
* 01.05.2012 - 31.05.2012
Wording and printing of monography. Editing publication in Poland (ca. 12 editorial sections, print-run of 200 copies).
* 01.05.2012 - 31.05.2012
Wording and printing of monography. Editing publication in Slovakia (ca. 12 editorial sections, print-run of 200 copies).
* 16.05.2012 - 31.05.2012
An authors' meeting in Ostrava. Promotional activity - meeting of authors in University of Ostrava in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
* 16.05.2012 - 31.05.2012
An authors' meeting in Poznań. Promotional activity - meeting of authors in Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland.
We are pleased to inform you that the Deputy Executive Director of the International Visegrad Fund has approved:
- the prolongation of the project´s 1st phase till 29/02/2012
- the prolongation of the Interim report submission deadline till 28/03/2012
In implementing our programe we cordially invite you to attend the meeting with
Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil.,
Head of Department of Medical Ethics at the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University in Brno and deputy chairman of the Bioethics Committee at the Council for Science, Research and Innovation of the Goverment of the Czech Republic.
The meeting will take place on May 26 at 10 am in our Department, 79 Dabrowskiego st.
May, 28 – Meeting with Doc. Marek Petrů, PhD (Katedra Filozofie, Univerzita Palackého in Olomouc), Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil. (Masarykova Univerzita in Brno) and Jan Zamojski, PhD and Agnieszka Żok M.A. (Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu) in Ostrava.
Let us inform you that Council of Ambasadors will prolong the grant
realization till November 30, 2012 with final report till December 31, 2012.
The book “Filozofia medycyny w Czechach i na Słowacji“ (Philosophy of Medicine in the Czech Republic and Slovakia), dealing with relations between medicine and philosophy in the context of Czech philosophical thinking, consists of two parts. The first provides a historical overview of Czech philosophical reflection of medicine from the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to the present time. Tomáš Nejeschleba’s article “Filozofia medycyny na ziemiach czeskich. Najdawniejszy okres” (Philosophy of medicine in Czech lands: The oldest period), starting with some authors of the era of Charles IV, pays attention to the most significant Czech Renaissance philosophers of medicine such as Jan Jessenius and Jan Marek Marci. Marek Petrů continues the history of Czech philosophical reflection of medicine in the 18th and 19th century, focussing on two leading authors namely Jiří Procháska and Jan Evangelista Purkyně. Josef Kuře deals with Czech philosophy of medicine in the 20th century, adding some remarks on the first decades of the 21st century. The first part is concluded by Lýdia Blumensteinová’s article on philosophy of medicine in Slovakia. The second part of the book contains texts of some contemporary authors. The article “Belmont Report i koncepcja autonomii w biomedycynie. O powstawaniu etycznych ram badań biomedycznych w Republice Czeskiej” (Belmont Report and the concept of autonomy in biomedicine. Towards the origin of the
ethical framework of biomedical research in the Czech Republic) by Josef Kuře, deals with impact of the autonomy concept within biomedicine, focusing on Czech cultural context. Marek Petrů in his article “Modusy myśli medycznej” (The modi of medical thinking), distinguishes four modes of medical thinking, namely magical, archaic, empirical (evidence based), and experimental medicine, discussing the relevance of these modes in contemporary clinical practice. Jan Payne argues in his article “Twarz człowieka” (Human face) that, in the face of another person, we recognize character, gaining cognition which transcends the nature of the usual methods of empirical knowledge. The selected collection of contemporary authors is concluded with an article by Vladimír Šiler “Ars vivendi – ars moriendi czyli o sztuce życia i sztuce umierania” (Ars vivendi – ars moriendi. About the art to live and to die) which, in contrary to the denial of
mortality, highlights the commitment to use the gift of life.
The book “Polské filozofické myšlení a medicína” (Philosophical Thought and Medicine in Poland) is composed of texts by Polish authors translated into Czech and dedicated to relations between philosophy and medicine as well as philosophy of medicine and its history. The first part consists of excerpts of works from the period 1874-1948, written by Polish physicians from Tytus Chałubiński to Władysław Szumowski, the founders of the so-called Polish school of philosophy of medicine. The article by Jan Zamojski “Několik úvah o filozofii medicíny a o polské škole filozofie medicíny” (A few remarks on philosophy of medicine and the Polish school of philosophy of medicine) analyses research tendencies with respect to this school and addresses relations between the following set of notions: philosophy, medicine, Polish philosophy of medicine, the Polish school of philosophy of medicine.
Part two contains texts by renowned intellectuals and scholars: Leszek Kołakowski (“Mýtus v kultuře analgetik”; fragment from The Presence of Myth titled Myth in the Culture of Analgesics), Zygmunt Bauman (“Smrt – moderní a postmoderní”; fragment dedicated to death in modernity and post-modernity, after the book Postmodernity and its Discontents), Jan Hartman (“Ontologická analýza „nemocné existence“ /bioetické stadium/”; Ontological analysis of the ill-being, a study in bioethics) and Andrzej Szczeklik (fragment from the book “Kore”, discussing intuition in clinical practice); the content of the above texts may be seen in the context of relations between philosophy and medicine.
Part three is made up of texts by faculty members and their collaborators from the Chair of Social Sciences of the Poznań University of Medical Sciences, addressing a variety of topics from philosophy of medicine and bioethics and adopting different methodologies: Michał Musielak (“Kazimierz Filip Wize”) working at the crossroads of philosophy of medicine and history of medicine, Jarosław Barański (“Kompenzační funkce současné medicíny. K utopii v lékařství”; Compensatory function of contemporary medicine. Towards a medical utopia) and Ewa Baum (“Genetické inženýrství v totalitním systému antiutopie”; Genetic engineering in the totalitarian system of an anti-utopia) dedicated to the utopian nature of medicine in selected philosophical and social contexts, Jadwiga Wiertlewska-Bielarz (“V čem spočívá význam bioetiky?”; What is the importance of bioethics?), Aleksandra Fryś (“Sterilizace lidí z pohledu katolické a laické etiky”; Sterilisation of humans from the perspective of Catholic and secular bioethics), Agnieszka Ryczek (“Koncepce morálního statutu Petera Singera”; Peter Singer’s concept of a moral status) and Jan Wawrzyniak (“Problematika eutanazie z perspektivy etického neonaturalizmu”; The question of euthanasia from the perspective of ethical neo-naturalism), concerned with bioethical issues.
The entire collection is concluded with an article by Michał Musielak and Izabela Rzymska (“Jak morálně způsobilí jsou studenti porodnictví”; What are the moral competences of obstetrics stu¬dents?), making use of empirical sociology tools for the study of morality.