'Christian ethics is facing the challenge of finding some answers to the question of how human life can succeed in a complete sense. That question poses itself in its basic form wherever humans have to make a genuine decision on a matter of conscience. And also wherever they seek standards and yardsticks to help them get their bearings. And it is becoming more concrete in the fast-growing application fields of medical ethics and bioethics, environmental ethics and the social problems of our society, which are many and various.'
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'10 minutes of sociology' on the subject of responsibility
Who bears responsibility for the loss of the channel ferry Herald of Free Enterprise? Taking this example, the moral theologist Professor Peter Fonk traces the transformation from the classical definition of responsibility to the modern one. The lecture was part of the series '10 minutes of sociology', held at the University of Passau in the winter semester 2019/2020.