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.