Inst. Philosophie-, Literatur-, Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte

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Reproduktive Freiheit für wen?

Beck, Birgit (2020-06-04)

Der vorliegende Kommentar wirft, nach einer knappen Zusammenfassung der Argumentation des Beitrags von Tatjana Tarkian, einige grundsätzliche Fragen auf, welche die Geltungsreichweite und Anwendbarkeit der Prinzipien der reproduktiven Autonomie und der wohltätigen Fortpflanzung betreffen. Welche prospektiven Eltern sind Adressat*innen der Prinzipien der reproduktiven Freiheit und der wohltätige...

Bounded responsibility and bounded ethics of science and technology

Abel, Günter (2020-09-16)

The leading question of this paper is: Where does the normativity of the ethics of science and technology come from? This is a challenging question given that the traditional reservoirs of convenience (like metaphysical universalism) are no longer at our disposal the way they used to be. The paper is divided into eight sections: (1) It is specified what challenges a non-foundationalist justific...

Beyond recipes: The Baconian natural and experimental histories as an epistemic genre

Pastorino, Cesare (2020-08-28)

In 1622, Francis Bacon published his Historia naturalis et experimentalis. Many of the features of Bacon's natural and experimental histories were entirely new. This paper studies this literary form as a new epistemic genre. In particular, it analyzes its origin and evolution in Bacon's work, focusing on how its basic template and features were influenced by his specific epistemic requirements....

Corporate Citizenship: Structuring the Research Field

Kruggel, Alexander ; Tiberius, Victor ; Fabro, Manuela (2020-06-30)

Corporate citizenship, which is firms’ societal engagement beyond customer and shareholder interests, is a prominent topic in management practice and has led to extensive research. This increased interest resulted in a complex and fragmented scholarly literature. In order to structure and map the field quantitatively, we conducted a temporal analysis of publications and citations, an analysis o...

How Will We Dine? Prospective Shifts in International Haute Cuisine and Innovation beyond Kitchen and Plate

Schwark, Nele ; Tiberius, Victor ; Fabro, Manuela (2020-09-26)

Haute cuisine, the cooking style for fine dining at gourmet restaurants, has changed over the last decades and can be expected to evolve in the upcoming years. To engage in foresight, the purpose of this study is to identify a plausible future trend scenario for the haute cuisine sector within the next five to ten years, based on today’s chefs’ views. To achieve this goal, an international, two...

Embodied cognition and its implications for the educational system

Shirvani Ghadikolaei, Elham (2020)

Embodied cognition as a quite contemporary theory has the potential to be used in different fields, especially when this theory challenges many fundamental assumptions of philosophy or even science. On the other hand, one can find common ground between these theories and post-structuralist philosopher Gilles Deleuze. Combining these two would be a radical and revolutionary idea that transforms ...

Giovan Battista Della Porta's construction of pneumatic phenomena and his use of recipes as heuristic tools

Borrelli, Arianna (2020-07-24)

In this paper, I suggest that research results from the history and philosophy of modern science provide a valuable methodological contribution for investigating early modern experimental philosophy and employ them to reassess the contribution of Giovan Battista Della Porta to its development. In modern science, the production of experimental knowledge is dependent on a complex array of communi...

Die Überforderung

Meißner, Robert (2020)

Diese Arbeit ist eine phänomenologische Analyse der Auswirkungen der digitalen Revolution auf den Menschen. Dabei wird die Technikphilosophie von Günther Anders angewandt, um zum einen die Aktualität seiner technikkritischen Analysen zu verdeutlichen. Zum anderen werden die Überforderungstendenzen auf individueller und gesellschaftlicher Ebene - als direkte Folge von Digitalisierung und Technis...

"Erzähl' mir doch nichts!" Die kybernetische Gesellschaft als epistemische Krise

Frank, Stephanie Anne Kathrin (2020)

Die Arbeit „“Erzähl‘ mir doch nichts!“ Die kybernetische Gesellschaft als epistemische Krise“ befasst sich mit Fragen nach einer kybernetischen Gesellschaft und daraus resultierenden Folgen. Dabei werden neben theoretischen Fragestellungen auch materiale Entwicklungen beleuchtet und auf ihre Wirkweise in zahlreichen Feldern hinterfragt. Neben technologischen, politischen, wirtschaftspolitischen...

Quelleninventar Friedrich-Schmidt-Ott

Schilfert, Sabine (2020)

Auf der Grundlage der verstreut überlieferten Hinterlassenschaften wurde eine Bestandsaufnahme von Quellen in Form eines personenbezogenen Inventars erstellt. Einheitlich, möglichst umfassend und übersichtlich sollen wesentliche Quellen sichtbarer werden, um künftigen Forschern die Suche nach originalen Zeugnissen zu erleichtern und zur wissenschaftlichen Auswertung dieser Quellen anzuregen. Im...

Conceptualizing the Interaction of Buddhism and Daoism in the Tang Dynasty: Inner Cultivation and Outer Authority in the Daode Jing Commentaries of Cheng Xuanying and Li Rong

Assandri, Friederike (2019-01-20)

This paper takes the different interpretations of one and the same sentences in the Daode jing as “inner cultivation” or “worldly power” respectively, in the commentaries of two closely related early Tang Daoist authors, Cheng Xuanying 成玄英 and Li Rong 李荣, as a starting point to approach the question of interaction of Buddhism and Daoism from a new angle. Instead of trying to pinpoint influences...

Interpersonal synchrony feels good but impedes self-regulation of affect

Galbusera, Laura ; Finn, Michael T. M. ; Tschacher, Wolfgang ; Kyselo, Miriam (2019-10-11)

The social benefits of interpersonal synchrony are widely recognized. Yet, little is known about its impact on the self. According to enactive cognitive science, the human self for its stability and regulation needs to balance social attunement with disengagement from others. Too much interpersonal synchrony is considered detrimental for a person’s ability to self-regulate. In this study, 66 ad...

The name of things

Gil, Thomas (2019-09)

Things have names because people refer to them using words to name them. Otherwise, they would exist, but they wouldn´t have names. When human beings speak, they interact with other human beings, expressing their own intentions and plans, understanding the intentions and desires of other people, and referring to relevant aspects of a collectively shared world.

Respectful treatment of persons

Fasoro, Sunday Adeniyi (2019)

How can we justifiably promote respectful treatment of persons on the basis of humanity? In this dissertation, I argue for a good will answer: the humanity we ‘owe’ respectful treatment is the commitment to moral principle which is only possessed by someone with a good will. If we are to lay claim to respectful treatment on the basis of our humanity, we can justifiably construct ‘humanity’ as a...

Die Genesis des Gottesteilchens

Borrelli, Arianna (2015)


The making of an intrinsic property: “Symmetry heuristics” in early particle physics

Borrelli, Arianna (2014)

Mathematical invariances, usually referred to as “symmetries”, are today often regarded as providing a privileged heuristic guideline for understanding natural phenomena, especially those of micro-physics. The rise of symmetries in particle physics has often been portrayed by physicists and philosophers as the “application” of mathematical invariances to the ordering of particle phenomena, but ...

[Book review:] Øystein Tunsjø, Security and Profit in China’s Energy Policy: Hedging Against Risk. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013

Sternfeld, Eva (2014)


[Book review:] George Eberling, Chinese Energy Futures and Their Implications for the United States. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011

Sternfeld, Eva (2013)


Dimensions of morality

Gunnarsson, Logi (1997)

In "Gemeinsinn und Moral", Lutz Wingert defends a universalistic Kantian conception of morality of the kind developed by Jürgen Habermas in his discourse ethics. However, this book is neither an interpretative work on Kant and Habermas nor just an elaboration on their theories. Rather, Wingert carefully unfolds and defends his own intersubjective moral conception. The outcome is a work of inter...

[Rezension zu:] Ulrich Fuetrer, Flordimar.

Strohschneider, Peter (1988)

Das in den siebziger und achtziger Jahren des 15. Jahrhunderts entstandene Buch der Abenteuer von Ulrich Fuetrer stellt als Ganzes eine noch immer in verschiedener Hinsicht literaturwissenschaftlich nicht bewältigte Aufgabe dar. Dies wäre unter anderem seiner Editionsgeschichte abzulesen: den hier zu besprechenden Band mitgezählt, wurde diese monumentalste Epensumme der mittelalterlichen deutsc...