The research covers both ethics and philosophical anthropology. A number of projects deal with the history of these two areas in the context of contemporary systemic issues.
Since 01/10/2011, the Chair (as a whole) has been a part of an international research project ID 21120164 co-ordinated by the Iternational Visegrad Fund. The project entitled Professional Ethics in Biomedical Professions in V4 Is headed by prof. Vasil Gluchman – the Dean of the Philosophy Department Presov University (Slovakia).
The research covers the following subject areas related to the history of philosophy:
- The notion of justice in Plato.
- The notion of law in Thomas Aquinas, emphasising his ideas on natural law.
- The dignity of man as viewed in ancient Greek and medieval philosophies.
- Man as the creator of culture in the context of Leon Battista Alberti's philosophy.
- Humanism of Angelo Poliziano in Reneissance philosophy.
- The axiology and anthropology of Henryk Elzenberg.
- Ethical ideas of Maria Ossowska.
- Maria Ossowska' analysis of moral changes in the twentieth century Polish society.
- Relations between ethics, anthropology and ontology in the works of Peter Singer.
- Józef Tischner's philosophy, especially his pedagogical ideas.
- Zygmunt Bauman's anthropological ideas.
- Ethics in the Lvov-Warsaw school.
- Ethical evaluation of the worldwide economic crisis.
- The discourse of violence in contemporary bioethics.
- Controversies and discussions within Polish philosophy after 1940s.
- Main threads in contemporary philosophy of education.
- Philosophical underpinnings of axiocentrism and paidocentrism
- Philosophy of children - childhood as philosophical category
More specifically, apart from ethics philosophical anthropology, the researchers from the Chair of Ethics deal with the following areas:
- Ethics in medicine.
- Ethics in journalism.
- Ethics in entrepreneurship.
- Philosophy of education.
- The philosophy of law and human rights in particular.