Center for Interdisziplinary Research

ZiF Workshop

Compromise and Moral Conflict: Theory and Practice

Date: 18 - 20 May 2017

Convenors: Véronique Zanetti (Bielefeld, GER), Fabian Wendt (Bielefeld, GER)

Even though compromises figure prominently in our lives and seem to play an indispensable role in political practice, they have not yet been sufficiently examined by scholars. On the one hand, this applies to the questions of what compromises are and how diverse types of compromises are to be analysed. On the other hand, it should be asked which moral principles are relevant with regard to compromises, when and under which circumstances compromises are morally imperative or illegitimate and have proven to be successful.

These and related questions will be discussed in sections on politics, morality, law, religion and bioethics by researchers from different disciplines. They will also be reflected with an eye on practical examples of compromises, for example in the context of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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