THE ETHICS OF LIVING

The Ethics of Living: Questions of Justice, Poverty, Life and Death in the Human and Natural sciences

The second research theme of the Lichtenberg-Kolleg is designed to build and strengthen bridges between the natural and human sciences. For January 2014 to July 2015, the research theme will be „The Ethics of Living: Questions of Justice, Poverty, Life and Death in the Human and Natural sciences” in order to explore the bridges between the research of ethical questions in a number of natural and human sciences, most notably agricultural sciences, economics, medicine, physics, political science and philosophy. The focus would be on the exploration of interlinks between the debates on justice, on animal treatment and rights and on ethical issues concerning life and death in medicine.

Göttingen Scholars working in the research area are:

Prof. Dr. Martina Gerken
(Ecology of livestock production/Faculty of Agricultural Sciences)

Prof. Dr. Stephan Klasen
(Development Economics/Faculty of Economic Science)

Prof. Dr. Rainer Marggraf
(Environmental and Resource Economics/Faculty of Agricultural Sciences)

Prof. Dr. Walter Reese-Schäfer
(Political Sciences/Faculty of Social Sciences)

Prof. Dr. Holmer Steinfath
(Chair of Philosophy/Faculty of Humanities)

Prof. Dr. Claudia Wiesemann
(Ethics and History of Medicine /University Medical Center Göttingen)

Associated group member:
Prof. Dr. Christian Jooß
(Institute of Materials Physics/Faculty of Physics)