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Filozofska istraživanja, Vol.36 No.3 October 2016. -

This paper attempts to propose an integral review of the concept of responsibility in the context of its contribution to the health of the society. Swiss ethicist, philosopher and theologian Hans Küng and his Weltethos project was the axis for thinking about healthy society, more specifically an attempt to bring society into the horizon of health. In the context of the mentioned concept, through a historical overview we reffered to philosophers and theologians from Plato and Aristotle, over Aquinas and Saint Augustine, to Hans Küng but also not forgetting about other simialr concepts that appeared at the end of 20th century and at the beginning of 21st century, such as Hans Jonas’ new ethics The Imperative of Responsibility, Potter’s bioethics, Ulrich’s integrative economic ethics and Čović’s integrative bioethics. We especially discuss the concept of integrative bioethics, and leave an open question regarding the problem of what kind of questions and answers all the mentioned concepts, and especially Weltethos, can offer in the context of what is considered to be a healthy society, but also in the context of the question of the protection of life and world in its entirety.

responsibility; healthy society; Weltethos; Hans Küng; integrative bioethics;

Author: Berislav Čović - ; Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Filozofski fakultet, Ivana Lučića 3, HR 10000 Zagre



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