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Chair of Practical Philosophy, esp. Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law




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Phone: +49-234-32-22748
Room: GA 3/136
E-mail: Corinna.Mieth@rub.de

Office hours during the semester: Mondays, 12pm-1pm

Office hours during the summersemester break 2017: August 21st and September 11th, 12pm-1pm

(please sign up by e-mail at least three days early with information about your concerns and a contact number: Martina.Tomczak@rub.de)

Possible appointments for oral exams: by appointment

Postal address:
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Institut für Philosophie; GA3/135
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44780 Bochum


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News

Talk at the ASAP Conference 2017 in Yale "Onslaughts on the Poor: Corruption, Emissions, Violence"


Prof. Corinna Mieth has given a Talk concerning "Poverty as a Violation of Human Rights" during the ASAP (Academics Stand Against Poverty and Global Financial Integrity) Conference.
ASAP’s 2017 Conference “Onslaughts on the Poor: Corruption, Emissions, Violence” took place at Yale University (New Haven, CT, USA) from 27 – 29 October, 2017.

http://conference.academicsstand.org/

Talk at the XXIV. Deutschen Kongress für Philosophie of the DGPhil


As member of the colloquium "Normen im freien Markt", Prof. Corinna Mieth will give a talk on "Konsumentenethik" on the 26th of September at the 24th Deutschen Kongress für Philosophie of the DGPhil. Further participants of the colloquim are Boudewijn de Bruin (Groningen) and Michael Schefczyk (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie). Chair of the colloquium is Rudolf Schüßler.

Conference "Kant and Global Poverty" from 5th to 7th of October


In cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen, the Chair for Practical Philosophy organizes a three-day conference called "Kant and World Poverty". Organizers are Prof. Corinna Mieth (Ruhr-University Bochum) and Martin Sticker (Trinity College Dublin, Irish Research Council funded Postdoc). The confernce takes place from the 5th to 7th of October and registration is open for all.

Please register your interest by sending an email to Martina.Tomczak@ruhr-uni-bochum.de. Registration is free. For enquiries email stickerm@tcd.ie.

EELP Summer School "Michael Blake on Migration" with Michael Blake from July 10th to 14th 2017


This year's summer school of the master programme Ethics - Economics, Law and Politics is dedicated to the issue of migration. At the center of debate will be the position of the philosopher Michael Blake from the University of Washington, who will personally introduce his thoughts and be part of an intensive discussion on them. The summer school takes place at Beckmanns Hof, one of the Ruhr-University's conference centers. It is also organised by the university Duisburg-Essen, the Technical University of Dortmund as well as the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Essen.

Participation at the "Philosophical Night" in Montevideo


On the 23rd of June 2017, Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth will be one of the participants of the "Philosophical Night" in Montevideo. The topic of this philosophical debate will be „(R-)(E-)Migration and Integration in Germany, France und Uruguay“. The event is organised by the Goethe Institute in Montevideo and the French embassy in Uruguay.

Talk at the symposium "Zurück zu Wirklichkeit? Wahrheitssuche in postfaktischen Zeiten"


On Friday, 2nd of June, Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth will give a talk about "Truth and Politics" at the symposium "Zurück zu Wirklichkeit? Wahrheitssuche in postfaktischen Zeiten". The symposium takes place in honor of Claus Leggewie, outgoing director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) Essen, on the 1st and 2nd of June 2017 at the KWI in Essen.

Talk at student council conference in Bonn


From the 25th to the 28th of June 2017 a conference of the philosophy department's student council of the university Bonn will take place. Topic of the conference is "De Bello Iusto. On the (im)possibility of a justified war from philosophical, theological and political perspectives." On the 25th of June, Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth will give a talk on "Just war and humanitarian intervention". The event takes place at Haus Venusberg in Bonn.

Research project "Ethics of Immigration"


The Chair of Practical Philosophy, esp. Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law is part of the research project "Ethics of Immigration". This project aims at a more precise and adequate understanding of the (universal) right to freedom of movement. Central to this inquiry is the question “who may, and under what conditions, be allowed in or turned away?” This question is not only philosophically important; it is also at the centre of current political and social controversies. Further details are available here.

The research project is conducted by Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Technische Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen. Funding of this project has been secured and granted by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr.

Global Justice Post-2015 in Yale from October 30th until November 1st 2016


On November, 1st, Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth will be Chair of the panel „Sustainable Development Goals“ on the conference „Global Justice Post-2015“ of the Global Justice Program of Yale University. Participants of the panel will be Daniel Esty, Thomas Pogge and Jeffrey Sachs.

Talk and discussion at the "Night of Philosophy" on May 26th 2016 in Tel Aviv


At the "Night of Philosophy" in Tel Aviv on May 26th, Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth will give a talk and be part of a discussion round. Her presentation will cover the topic "Ticking bomb Scenarios - A Defense of the Legal Human Right Not to be Tortured". The discussion with Astrid von Busekist and Yossi Shain will be about "The Migrant and Refugee Problem in Europe Today".

International workshop "Kant and World Poverty" from April 4th to 5th 2016


In cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen, the Chair for Practical Philosophy organizes a two-day international workshop under the title "Kant and World Poverty". The event will take place at the Comeniusraum GA 2/41 at the Ruhr-University Bochum.

International Conference "Why People Migrate" from February 18th to 20th 2016


In context of the MERCUR research project "Ethics of Migration", the Chair for Practical Philosophy together with the universities Duisburg-Essen and Dortmund as well as the Institute for the Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen organizes this international conference. The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars from the studies of law, social sciences and political philosophy that work on the topic of (forced) migration and are interested in the ethical as well as political implications of migration.

Workshop: “Here I stand. I can do no other.” on june 20th/21st, 2014


On June 20th and 21st, 2014 the Chair for Practical Philosophy will host a workshop on the topic “Here I stand. I can do no other. - Dimensions of practical necessity”. The workshop will take place at KWI (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut) in Essen.
More information is coming soon.



Workshop: Responsibility and Consumption on february 10th/11th, 2014


On February 10th and 11th, 2014 the Chair for Practical Philosophy will host a workshop on the topic „Responsibility and Consumption“. The workshop will take place at KWI (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut) in Essen.
More information is coming soon.



Presentation at the Philosophy Colloquium at the University of Duisburg-Essen


On november 14th, 2013 Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth will give a talk on the topic "Zwei Aspekte der Menschenwürde" in context of the Philosophical Colloquium at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The talk starts at 6pm in room R12 S05 H20.
Here, you can find the programme of the colloquium: programme



Presentation at Ethik Forum Köln on November 5th, 2013


On november 5th, 2013 Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth will give a presentation on the topic "Zwei Aspekte der Menschenwürde". The presentation will take place at Neuer Senatssaal at the University of Cologne. It will begin at 6pm.




Workshop: "Hier stehe ich, ich kann nicht anders - Dimensionen praktischer Notwendigkeit" on june 20th/21th, 2014


On june 20th and 21th, 2014 the Chair for Practical Philosophy will host a workshop concerning the topic "Hier stehe ich, ich kann nicht anders - Dimensionen praktischer Notwendigkeit". The workshop will take place at KWI (Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities) in Essen.
You will soon find further information here: Events



Presentation at the conferene "Menschenwürde - Dimensionen ihrer Kontingenz" in Göttingen


Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth gives a talk on the topic “Zwei Dimensionen der Menschenwürde” at the conference "Menschenwürde - Dimensionen ihrer Kontingenz" from october 4th-5th, 2013 in Göttingen.
Here, you can find the program of the conference: Program




Presentation at the General Assembly of the Görres-Society in Tübingen


Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth gives a talk on the topic “Zur Bedeutung der Utopie für die politische Philosophie” at the general assembly of the Görres-Gesellschaft from september 28th – october 2nd, 2014 at the University of Tübingen.
Here, you can find the program of the conference: Program



Lecture: Lu Feng (Tsinghua): "On the Main Differences between Chinese and Western Philosophy"


On july 19th, 2013 Prof. Lu Feng will give a talk about "The Main Differences between Chinese and Western Philosophy" in the context of the chairs research colloquium. The colloquium takes place from 3pm till 5pm in GA3/143. If you're not a regular member of the colloquium plaese sign up at Birgit.Schleritt@rub.de unitl july, 17th.



Workshop on the "Health Impact Fund" with Thomas Pogge (Yale University) on july 2nd, 2013


On July 2nd, 2013 will be a workshop on the "Health Impact Fund" with Prof. Thomas Pogge (Yale University). The workshop will take place at the KWI (Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities) in Essen. The number of participants is limited. Please sign up until june 25th at Birgit.Schleritt@rub.de. Further information: Workshop "Health Impact Fund"



Lecture: Thomas Pogge: "The Health Impact Fund" on july 1st, 2013


On July 1st, 2013 Prof. Thomas Pogge (Yale University) will give a public lecture on the "Health Impact Fund" at RUB. The lecture will take place at hall 1 of the event venue (Veranstaltungszentrum der RUB). It will beginn at 6 pm. Admission is from 5.30 pm.
Here you can find further information about the Health Impact Fund: www.healthimpactfund.com



Talks concerning the topic "Consumer Ethics" on june 28th, 2013


On june 28th, 2013 Sabine Hohl (Zurich) and Ute Kruse-Ebeling (Potsdam) will give talks about the topic "Consumer Ethics" in the context of the chairs research colloquium. The colloquium takes place from 3pm till 7pm in GA3/143. If you're not a regular member of the colloquium plaese sign up at Birgit.Schleritt@rub.de unitl june, 24th.



Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth reads at "Lit:Lounge" on june 20th, 2013


On june 20th, 2013 Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth reads parts of José Saramago's "Das Memorial" in context of the event series Lit:Lounge (university lecturers are reading their favorite texts). The event takes place at the pub Hardys (Laerheidestr. 150, 44799 Bochum) from 7pm on.
Here you can find further information: Lit:Lounge (BOSKOP)



Talk: Marcus Düwell (Utrecht) - "Human Dignity and Future Generations" on june 14th, 2013


On june 14th, 2013 Prof. Dr. Marcus Düwell will give a talk about "Human Dignity and Future Generations" in the context of the chairs research colloquium. The colloquium takes place from 3pm till 7pm in GA3/143. If you're not a regular member of the colloquium plaese sign up at Birgit.Schleritt@rub.de unitl june, 10th.




Lecture: "Jenseits der Akademie. Karrierewege für Geisteswissenschaftler" on april 15th, 2013


On april 15th, 2013 there will be a lecture held by Dr. Thorsten Wilhelmy concerning the topic "Jenseits der Akademie. Karrierewege für Geisteswissenschaftler". The lecture takes place from 6pm till 8 pm in the Comeniusraum (GA 2/41). You are very welcome!




Workshop: "Morality and Law - Can Torture and Targeted Killing be Legitimated?" on march, 8th and 9th 2013


On march 8th and 9th, 2013 there will be a workshop concerning the topic "Morality and Law - Can Torture and Targeted Killing be Legitimated?". The workshop takes place at Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI). For further information click here: Workshop "Morality and Law - Can Torture and Targeted Killing be Legitimated?




Workshop with Axel Honneth on January, 25th 2013


On january 25th, 2013 there will be a workshop with Prof. Dr. Axel Honneth (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) concerning the topic "Das Recht der Freiheit". The workshop takes place at "Raum Shanghai" (Beckmanns Hof/Internationales Begegnungszentrum) from 10am till 4pm. The workshop is public. You are very welcome to join it.
Please sign up: Daniel.Saar@rub.de


Lecture Series: Ethics - Economics, Law and Politics


The chair for practical philosophy invites you to join the public lecture series "Ethics - Economics, Law and Politics".
Here you can find the schedule of the lecture series: EELP Lecture Series




Presentation at the INEF-conference on November, 8th 2012


On thursday, november, 8th Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth gives a presentation on the topic "Die Diskussion um globale Gerechtigkeit im Zeitalter der Globalisierung" at a conference of the INEF-institute in Duisburg (Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden).





Current Publication


Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth's book "Positive Pflichten. Über das Verhältnis von Hilfe und Gerechtigkeit in Bezug auf das Weltarmutsproblem" is published.
For further information please visit the website of the publisher: de Gruyter




Presentation on the topic "Two Aspects of Human Dignity" at the University of Frankfurt


On wedneyday, october, 31th Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth gives a presentation on the topic "Two Aspects of Human Dignity" at the University of Frankfurt am Main. The presentation begins at 7pm.
Further information: Commentary




Presentation on "World Poverty and Individual Duties" at the University of Düsseldorf


On wednesday, november, 7th Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth will give a presentation on the topic "World Poverty and Individual Duties" in the philosophical colloquium at the university of Düsseldorf. The presentations starts at 6pm and takes place in building 23.21, room 02.26. You are very welcome to join the colloquium.




Presentation at the 35th International Wittgenstein Symposium on August, 5th 2012


On monday, august, 6th Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth will give a presentation on the topic "Global Economic Injustice, Individual Duties and Social Responsibility" at the 35th International Wittgenstein Symposium.
Further information: www.alws.at




Workshop with Elizabeth Ashford on May, 25th 2012


Elizabeth Ashford will attend a workshop on the topic "World Poverty and Positive Duties" on saturday, may 26th. The workshop will take place from 10-12am and 2-4pm at the Comenius-Raum (GA 2/41). Please ask for reading material: Christian.Neuhaeuser@rub.de




New M.A.-Programme: Ethics - Economics, Law and Politics


Next winter semester, there will be a new Master 2.0-Programme at Ruhr-Universität Bochum called "Ethics - Economics, Law and Politics". The programme combines the normative expertise of practical philosophy with the descriptive knowledge of political science, jurisprudence and economics.
You can make an application until july, 15th 2012.
Here you can find further information: Ethics - Economics, Law and Politics

RUBIN (Science Magazine of Ruhr-Universität Bochum): Articles of Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth and Dr. Christian Neuhäuser


In the anniversary issue of RUBIN (Science Magazine of Ruhr-Universität Bochum) you can find articles of Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth (Pflichten stark machen. Weltarmut und die Pflichten der Reichen: Eine neue Position in der philosophischen Debatte) and Dr. Christian Neuhäuser (Die Umweltverantwortung der Unternehmen. Warum philosophisch nichts dagegen spricht, dass Unternehmen Verantwortung übernehmen).
Here you can find an online-version of the magazine: RUBIN Winter 2011