Category Archives: Project

Chinese papers voicing ethical problems with Artificial Intelligence and robots

Our Member, Liang Wang, Associate Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, P.R. China, deals with ethics concerning robots and Artificial Intelligence. Recently he published a paper in a Chinese journal in which he argues in favour of virtue ethics over…

On the sociogenesis of norms

Franz Ofner, retired professor at University of Klagenfurt, Austria (also known as Alpen-Adria-Universität), sociologist, Member of our Institute, did research on the emergence of norms following George Herbert Mead (see here) and Jürgen Habermas. His latest article has been published…

The Logic of the Third: A Paradigm Shift to a Shared Future for Humanity

The book is out. Find it here. Let me announce it: I finished the manuscript of my book before the new cold war turned hot, pushing humanity to the brink of a World War III. The heating of the planet,…

Alliance with nature/technology for alliance: Bloch in Leipzig

The befriended Ernst-Bloch-Assoziation held an open conference on the topic of Bloch’s “Naturallianz/Allianztechnik”. Philosopher Bloch coined these terms to call for a new relationship of humans with nature to be practised by a new kind of technology. The venue was…

Together for peace, environment and climate protection – abolish nuclear weapons

Under this title, some 160 people gathered on 19 June 2022 in Vienna for a peace conference that was convoked to accompany the TPNW (Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons) activities at the UN (see the announcement here). Spiritus…

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