The DFG research training group GRK 2073 “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research” is a graduate research group (Graduiertenkolleg) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The group is chaired by Prof. Dr. Torsten Wilholt (Leibniz Universität Hannover) and co-chaired by Prof. Dr. Martin Carrier (Bielefeld University). It combines the strengths of the universities of Hannover and Bielefeld in philosophy of science by creating a joint program (the two cities are a mere 50 minutes train ride apart).

The program is directed at overcoming the divide between theoretical philosophy (epistemology and metaphysics) and practical philosophy (ethics and political philosophy) of science. It primarily focuses on research questions that require serious attention to both areas. The status of policy advice on the basis of computer simulations in climate science, the balancing of research goals and ethical aspects of medical treatment in clinical trials, the appropriate role of intellectual property in science, or the prospects of social scientific research on the basis of social network data are just a few examples of topics that ought in our view be treated by drawing on the resources of theoretical and practical philosophy and taking both equally seriously.


Four new doctoral candidates at GRK 2073

We are happy to announce that four new doctoral candidates are joining us in October 2020: Ina Gawel (Hannover), Luis Lopez (Hannover), Robert Frühstückl (Bielefeld), and Simon Hollnaicher (Bielefeld). Welcome to the GRK!

GRK members take next steps in their careers

Five of our accomplished members are leaving the GRK 2073 to move on to exciting new career paths in September and early October. We wish Dr. Saana Jukola, Dr. Anna Leuschner, Dr. des. Daria Jadreškić, Dr. des. Julia Pfeiff, and Dr. des. Enno Fischer all the best for their new positions!

Blog post by Fabio Tollon featured on DailyNous

Fabio Tollon‘s blog post “YouTube: Designed to Seduce” was recently featured on DailyNous as a new link of interest to those interested in philosophy. Fabio’s article was originally published in the Monday Magazine of 3 Quarks Daily and on the blog of Ethical Intelligence.

New postdoc at Bielefeld

We are excited that Dr. Morgan Thompson has joined us as a postdoc at Bielefeld University. Welcome, Morgan, we look forward to working with you!

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