SFB 644 I-II: Sources of Normativity: Ancient Approaches and Their Transformations in the Present (TP A1)


In the ethical debates of the past decades, it has become customary to draw on ancient ideas in order to criticize the prevailing moral philosophy and to develop new systematic conceptions. The project examines a variety of transformations ancient ethical models undergo as they are adapted in this fashion to questions of contemporary ethics. Within this general field of questions, we examine in particular the various theories of the sources of normativity that have been developed and defended with recourse to ancient ideas.


Principal Investigators
Schmidt, Thomas Prof. Dr. (Details) (Collaborative Research Centres)

Duration of Project
Start date: 01/2005
End date: 12/2012

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