Ethics in Life Sciences and Knowledge Regimes

Research theme of the Philosophy Group

Our research starts with the idea that knowledge comprises never only fact finding, but is always deeply connected with contextual values and emotions. The subject matter of the life Sciences are fundamental for humans. For knowledge seekers, the main challenge is to do justice to the often justified knowledge claims and practices of non-scientific approaches. We want to find out in how far creating knowledge and skill (and not only benefitting from knowledge) is an essential form of human flourishing and should therefore be recognized as such.