Political, Legal, and Economic Philosophy

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Being Sure of Each Other: The Ethics and Politics of Sociability

Professor Dr. Kimberley Brownlee (University of Warwick)

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Time: 18:15-20:00
Location: F 021, Unitobler



Schweizer Konzerne, globale Verantwortung?

Thursday, October 10th, 2017
Time: 19:00-21:00
Location: Kuppelsaal (Room 501), main building of the University of Bern

"Hinterfragt" - The ethics podcast

Most Recent Episode | August 2017

Gabriel Wollner: Economic democracy

In politics, democratic participation is viewed as a prerequisite for legitimate decisions. In the corporate worlds, by contrast, the power to decide usually rests with the owners. Is there a lack of democracy in corporate spheres? A conversation with Gabriel Wollner, associate professor for Political Philosophy and Environmental Ethics at the Humboldt University Berlin.

Upcoming Compact Course HS2017


Prof. Debra Satz (Stanford University)

"Markets and Ethics"

11 - 14 September 2017

The course on KSL.