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Marcus Düwell: Climate Change as a Challenge for Human Rights

Lecture organized by the Department of Ethics

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Marcus Düwell: Climate Change as a Challenge for Human Rights

The Human Rights are forming internationally the central framework for the regulation of moral, political and legal conflicts. It’s quite obvious that climate change, population growths and scarcity of resources will change the conditions of action in the future, e.g. opportunities for mobility, freedom of reproductive behaviour or use of property. It’s obvious that this is a challenge for the human rights. In some way or the other the Human-Rights-framework will have relate to the intergenerational perspective. The lecture aims at conceptualizing these challenges.

Marcus Düwell (born in 1962) holds a chair for philosophical ethics at the department for philosophy at Utrecht University. He is research director of the Ethics Institute of Utrecht University, director of the Netherlands Research School for Practical Philosophy and director of the Utrecht research institute for philosophy, ZENO. From 1993-2001 he was academic coordinator of the Interdepartmental Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities at the University of Tübingen. His research interests include bioethics (especially ethics of genetics, environmental ethics) and basic questions of moral philosophy (foundations of individual rights, human dignity) and the relation between ethics and aesthetics. He is editor-in-Chief of the book series “Ethics and Applied Philosophy” (Springer), and the author of various books including Ästhetische Erfahrung und Moral (Freiburg: Alber, 1999/2000); Bioethics: Theories, Methods, Areas. Oxford: Routledge 2010, and Cambridge Handbook on Human Dignity, Cambridge: CUP 2011 (co-editor).

Laatst gewijzigd:30 oktober 2012 20:39