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Prof. Dr. Peter Fonk, Lehrstuhlinhaber für Theologische Ethik

Professor Peter Fonk

Msgr. Professor Peter Fonk has been holder of the Chair of Theological Ethics at the University of Passau since 1994/95. He is head of the masters programme Caritas Science and Values-Based Management and the Institute of Applied Ethics in Business, Professional Training and Continuing Education. The main emphasis in his research is on Christian social ethics, economic ethics and corporate ethics.

Msgr. Professor Peter Fonk has been holder of the Chair of Theological Ethics at the University of Passau since 1994/95. He is head of the masters programme Caritas Science and Values-Based Management and the Institute of Applied Ethics in Business, Professional Training and Continuing Education. The main emphasis in his research is on Christian social ethics, economic ethics and corporate ethics.

'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.

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