Philosophical Anthropology & Ethics

Research Group

Philosophy Department
Duisburg-Essen University



Philosophical Anthropology & Ethics

Research Group

Philosophy Department, Duisburg-Essen University

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The Philosophical Anthropology & Ethics Research Group, led by Prof. Neil Roughley, is part of the Philosophy Department at Duisburg-Essen University.


In German-speaking philosophy, the expression 'philosophical anthropology' is frequently used to designate a particular school of thought that flourished in the first half of the 20th century. For the English-speaking philosopher, the term may have virtually no associations.


As we understand the term, it covers the philosophy of human nature, philosophical psychology, action theory, the philosophy of emotion, personal identity, social cognition and social ontology. Alongside these topics, we also specialize in metaethics and normative ethics. In all these areas, an "anthropological" take involves particular attention to relevant empirical work.


For more on the structure and content of our research programme, see our Research Areas page. For upcoming workshops, see the Events page.