Prof. Marcus Düwell
Professor Marcus Düwell holds the chair of philosophical ethics at Utrecht University. He is Director of the Ethics Institute of Utrecht University and Director of the Utrecht Research Institute for Philosophy and Religious Studies. From 2005-2012 he serves as Director of the Netherlands Research School for Practical Philosophy. Professor Düwell studied Philosophy, German Literature and Theology in Tübingen and Munich. His PhD thesis (University of Tübingen) was about the relationship between ethics and aesthetics. He was the academic coordinator of the Interdepartmental Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities at the University of Tübingen (1993-2001). His research interests include bioethics, ethics of climate change, moral and political philosophy. Professor Düwell is currently heading the research project “Human Dignity as the Foundation of Human Rights.” The project aims to reconstruct the core meaning and normative content of the concept of human dignity. In 2014, he edited The Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity.