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Philosophy and Ethics

In view of global conflicts, philosophy and ethics continue to be indispensable. The field of science, continues to advance into areas that give rise to ethical debate. In its service to science, the Institute provides clarifications of terms and concepts. Equally, it critically examines worldviews, whether they are religious or political.

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From a methodological point of view, the Institut für Philosophie und Ethik focuses on Anglo-Saxon, analytical philosophy. Yet at the same time, there is a certain openness to other methods, such as the continental way of argumentation, free of formalisms. Both philosophy and ethics are considered inseparable from each other. In fact, the question of how we expediently take responsibility largely depends on how we perceive things. For this reason, the ethical perspective receives full attention in the events.

The emphasis in terms of content is not to have a focal point. Civilizations are in worldwide conflict with each other. The majority of them have grown historically and are based on world views that are considered outdated. No consideration is given to this in the institute. For this reason, approaches such as hermeneutics or idealism are discussed as well as philosophies from the Far East or the occidental past. Equally, topics are considered within philosophy that are often missing in university discourse. Among these are scholasticism or existential philosophy/existentialism.

Inside philosophy of science this all-round view is also valid. Our focus is not only on empiricism, but also on phenomenology, critical theory, and constructivism. In this regard, philosophy of science in general and the concerns of interdisciplinarity in particular are guiding principles.