Philosophy and Ethics

As a cultural science, the Faculty of Philosophy and Ethics belongs to the humanities. Nevertheless, discourses of natural science play a role as an object of philosophical-ethical work.

Faculty description

Where science logically stops, philosophy and ethics begin. We clarify whether life has dignity and what consequences this has for freedom of action. The neurosciences clarify causal processes in the brain but leave any mind’s freedom undiscussed. In mathematics, numbers have a clear function, but their ontological status is of interest only to philosophy.
The Faculty of Philosophy and Ethics coordinates the fulfillment of departmental missions in teaching, learning, and research. It is an important institution supporting inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation.
The main emphasis in this humanities work lies in clarifying individual statements up to entire world concepts, whether they are of life-world origin or have an epistemic function.

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