Philosophy of the world and philosophy of Karl Löwith as a precursor and incentive to the idea of integrative bioethics
Keywords:Philosophy of the world, Karl Löwith, integrative bioethics, philosophy of history
Traditional cosmology, once used to explain the world, was suppressed by the domination of
science over philosophy which happened after their separation. Nowadays, scientifi c (in terms
of natural sciences) cosmology is given the advantage in answering the question what is the
world, while the "non-empirical" catholicity (the basic characteristic of traditional cosmology)
became useless. Encouragement of one’s eff ort to re-establish the category of catholicity
can be found in the idea of integrative bioethics on one side and in the philosophy of the
world on the other. In this paper the relation between the idea of integrative bioethics and
the philosophy of the world will be established through philosophical discussions which were
held in Augsburg and in Zagreb (1988, 1990, 1993) and also with reliance on understanding
the world in philosophy of Karl Löwith.
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