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  • Naturgeschichte der Freiheitby Jan-Christoph Heilinger

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 117.71

    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$ 101.66

    With the conclusion of the Human Genome Project and the continuing advancement of research in the life sciences, the question of the self-understanding of man has become ever more relevant. The newly gained knowledge about man must be analyzed, processed and evaluated. This question of human self-understanding ? so crucial for our actions... more...

  • Funktionen des Erlebensby Matthias Jung; Jan-Christoph Heilinger

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 101.66

    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$ 80.24

    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...

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

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 96.30

    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...

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

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 117.71

    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...

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

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 117.71

    Der Zusammenhang zwischen Anthropologie als dem Nachdenken über Menschen und Ethik als dem Nachdenken darüber, was Menschen tun sollen, ist eng und vielfältig. Die Autoren widmen sich folgenden Fragen: Gründen moralische Normen auf der Natur des Menschen oder gelten sie unabhängig davon? Berücksichtigt die Ethik menschliche Schwächen... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 37.42

    Die Frage des Menschen nach sich selbst beschäftigt Menschen zu allen Zeiten und an allen Orten, so auch in der Gegenwart. Die hier versammelten Wissenschaftler, Politiker, Theologen, Journalisten und Schriftsteller aus verschiedenen kulturellen Traditionen geben in über fünfzig prägnanten Beiträgen ihre persönliche Antwort auf die aufgeworfene... more...

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