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  • Naturgeschichte der Freiheitby Jan-Christoph Heilinger

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 154.00

    Freedom of will is one of the central concepts we use to define ourselves as human. Through the discoveries made in the fields of neuroscience and brain research however, the very basis of those concepts have come into question: Is our freedom simply the result of regulated processes? Or is our freedom to be found within the loopholes of... more...

  • Anthropologie und Ethik des Enhancementsby Jan-Christoph Heilinger

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 133.00

    Advances in biotechnology have enabled interventions in the human organism (genetic, psychopharmological, and technical) that promise to increase physical and intellectual performance over the 'normal' or 'natural' boundary, as well as to make possible targeted changes in human experience. The author investigates ethical debates surrounding... more...

  • Funktionen des Erlebensby Matthias Jung; Jan-Christoph Heilinger

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00

    Humans are being that not only lead their lives but also experience them. Why? This volume examines this question from the perspective of multiple disciplines in the natural and social sciences. The contributions investigate the ways in which personal feeling and individual experience are central components in our dealings with our social... more...

  • The Philosophy of Human Rightsby Gerhard Ernst; Jan-Christoph Heilinger

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 105.00

    The notion of "human rights" is widely used in political and moral debates. The core idea, that all human beings have some inalienable basic rights, is appealing and has an important practical function: It allows moral criticism of various wrongs and calls for action in order to prevent them. The articles in this collection take up a... more...

  • Anthropologie und Ethikby Jan-Christoph Heilinger; Julian Nida-Rümelin

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    The relationship between anthropology as the study of human beings and ethics as the study of what humans ought to do is close and multifaceted. The authors address the following questions: Are moral norms grounded in human nature or are they independent of it? Does ethics take into account human weaknesses or is morality absolute?... more...

  • Moral, Wissenschaft und Wahrheitby Julian Nida-Rümelin; Jan-Christoph Heilinger

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 154.00

    People argue about which actions are morally right or wrong, good or evil, permitted or forbidden. Can such questions be decided by reference to an objective moral truth? How can such truth be recognized? What role can the natural sciences play? What is the meaning of variations and changes in our ideas of morality? How much tolerance... more...

  • Die Funken des freien Geistesby Volker Gerhardt; Jan-Christoph Heilinger; Nikolaos Loukidelis

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 126.00

    The writings of Volker Gerhardt have had substantial influence on recent Nietzsche research. This volume collects a variety of his influential essays and makes them available to scholars and causal readers alike. The present collection takes stock of Nietzsche?s most prominent ideas. Gerhardt investigates which of these ideas still offer... more...

  • Was ist der Mensch?by Detlev Ganten; Volker Gerhardt; Jan-Christoph Heilinger; Julian Nida-Rümelin

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 49.00

    The question of the nature of man has occupied human beings everywhere and in every period including the present. The scientists, politicians, theologians, journalists, and writers assembled here give their personal responses to the question in fifty incisive contributions representing different cultural traditions. What is to be expected?... more...

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