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Dignity. Empirical, cultural, and normative Dimensions

Date: July 16 - 17, 2010

Organizers: Jan C. Joerden (Frankfurt (Oder)), Eric Hilgendorf (Würzburg), Felix Thiele (Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler)

One of the main tasks of the research group ‘Challenges to the Image of Humanity and Human Dignity by New Developments in Medical Technology’ is to deploy the concept of human dignity for a morally and legally responsible and socially acceptable development and application of novel medical technologies. This includes the challenge to clarify the relationship of de facto concepts of human dignity in different social and cultural contexts and the normative justification of these concepts. The workshop ‘Dignity. Empirical, cultural, and normative Dimensions’ introduced into the intercultural debate on human dignity and analysed the relevance of intercultural differences for philosophical concepts of human dignity. Furthermore, the possible contribution of the empirical social sciences to an ethics of human dignity has been discussed from a practical as well as a theoretical viewpoint.

Participants

Dieter Birnbacher (Düsseldorf), Alfons Bora (Bielefeld), Kris Dierckx (Leuven), Frank Dietrich (Bielefeld), Ole Döring (Lüneburg), Dorothee Dörr (Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler), Marcus Düwell (Utrecht), Mohammed Ghaly (Leiden), Daniel S. Goldberg (Greenville, NC), Altan Heper (Istanbul), Andrzej M. Kaniowski (Lódz), Yasushi Kato (Nagoya), Erhard Kausch (Bielefeld), Siegbert Kettler (Bad Oeynhausen), David G. Kirchhoffer (Leuven), Joachim Koch (Bad Oeynhausen), Ulrich H.J. Körtner (Wien), Tanja Krones (Zürich), Gesa Lindemann (Oldenburg), Georg Lohmann (Magdeburg), Emanuel Malcke (Bielefeld), Jan-Christoph Marschelke (Würzburg), Keiko Matsui-Gibson (Chiba), Rafael Pardo Arvellaneda (Madrid), Natalia Petrillo (Bielefeld), Ute Raute-Kreinsen (Bielefeld), Daniela Ringkamp (Paderborn), Markus Rothhaar (Erlangen), Sabine Salloch (Bochum), Reinold Schmücker (Münster), Stefan Seiterle (Frankfurt (Oder))



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