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Magdalena Hoły-Łuczaj

Magdalena Holy-Luczaj earned her Ph.D. at Jagiellonian University in Cracow in 2016. Her research interests include contemporary continental philosophy, in particular topics related to metaphysics, anthropology, and environmental ethics. She published in „Ethics and the Environment”, „Ruch Filozoficzny”, „Analiza i Egzystencja”, “Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia”. She was a Fulbright Scholar in 2013/2014.




Preface. Current Issues in Ethics

Issue: 6:3 (The twenty third issue)
This interdisciplinary volume consists of papers on various problems in contemporary ethics. It presents the following issues: equalizing the level of positive liberty, the phenomenon of human cooperation, ethical questions related to artificial intelligence, extending ethical obligations toward artifacts, and soteriological threads of alienation criticism of religion.

Artifacts and The Problem of Ethical Extensionism – Selected Issues

Issue: 6:3 (The twenty third issue)
This paper addresses the problem of extending ethical obligations toward usable things. The first part reconstructs current debates on the metaphysical and ethical status of artifacts. Next, drawing upon Tadeusz Kotarbinski’s reism, I describe artifacts as concretes, focusing on the possibility of their damage and destruction. The core part of the article analyzes ethical implications of the following issues: 1) using artifacts, 2) their production, 3) purchase and sale of artifacts, and 4) the post-use period.

Moral Considerability and Decision-Making

Issue: 8:2 (The thirtieth issue)
The paper revisits metaphysical and deontological stances on moral considerability and offers a new criterion for it – “affectability”, that is a capacity of an agent to affect a considered entity. Such an approach results in significant changes in the scope of moral considerability and is relevant for discussing the human position in the Anthropocene. This concept, given especially the assumption of the directness of moral considerability, is also substantial for the decision making process on the ethical, as well as the political plane.