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Norm-Setting in the Modern Life Sciences

  • Abstract:
    The objective of the Junior Research Group ‚Norm-Setting in the Modern Life Sciences’ is the qualification of the normative perspectives of ethics and laws which occur in the prevailing questions raised by the modern life sciences, within their particular scope and their specific contexts of reference. Additionally, the Junior Research Group is aiming to analyze their dependency on diverse judiciary systems and diverging moral convictions and  to characterize their functions with respect to future problems of regulation in medicine and biotechnology. Thematically, the group’s work will include basic conceptual and argumentative aspects of norm-setting in ethics and law, their particular reference to the medical-scientific level and the handling of the plurality of norms and values.

  • Applicants:
    Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. h.c. Ludger Honnefelder
    Institute of Science and Ethics, Bonn

    Prof. Dr. Matthias Herdegen
    Institute for Public Law / Institute for International Law, Bonn



  • Funding:
    German Federal Ministry of Research and Education


  • Funding Period:
    August 2006 - September 2015

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