Department of (Social-)Ethics


Welcome to the Department of (Social) Ethics!

We explore ethical questions in the interplay between society and technology. We research how new technologies change social life foms and institutions and how to responsibly shape these changes. By using empirical  and analytical-hermeneutic methods we evaluate social norms or concepts. We examine how they can provide orientation or need to be innovated and rethought. By this we develop options for behavior and action for the social dealing with new technologies.

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Events and Outreach

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Ethics und Governance of emerging technologies

Here you will soon learn more about the research hub "ethics and governance of emerging technologies""

Lunch Series
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Join us each month for a fun and informative lunch on "Ethics, AI and Health"! On 27 June, we have I. Glenn Cohen as a guest in our Lunch Series. Enjoy ...
Diskutier Ma(h)l
Kirchenpavillon, ...
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Herzliche Einladung zu einem Themenabend im Kirchenpavillon, organisiert vom Lehrstuhl für (Sozial-)Ethik und dem Evangelischen Forum. Prof. Laura Münkler, ...
Machine Learning-Enabled Radar-Based Biomedical Monitoring

Together with an interdisciplinary team of researchers from EmpkinS, Eva Maria Hille and Matthias Braun co-authored an article in "IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology" 

Innovation with Responsibility

Keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Matthias Braun at the Innovation Day 2024 in Karlsruhe


Get to know the interdisciplinary DFG project with participation of the (Social) Ethics Group

Interview with Matthias Braun

Noema Magazine recently published an article on the topic of digital twins - Prof. Dr. Matthias Braun was invited for an interview


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Prof. Dr. Matthias Braun

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Sarah Mühlenhaus

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Ilona Schimmel

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