How will the ethics of consciousness change?

Central concepts of ethics

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  • Christoph Halbig
  • Jean-Pierre Wils
  • Heiner Bielefeldt
  • Reinold Schmücker
  • Wolfgang Kuhlmann
  • Edgar Morscher
  • Jens Peter Brune
  • Thomas Schmidt
  • Dietmar Mieth
  • Eve-Marie Engels
  • Herlinde Pauer-Studer
  • Armin G. Wildfire
  • Hilge Landweer
  • Nadia Mazouz
  • Heinz Dieter Kittsteiner
  • Christoph Horn
  • Monika Hofmann-Riedinger
  • Heidrun Hesse
  • Hille Haker
  • Peter Antes
  • Francesca Yardenit Albertini
  • Marcus Duwell
  • Boris Rähme
  • Matthias Kettner
  • Catrin Misselhorn
  • Julia Dietrich
  • Monika Bobbert
  • Nico Scarano
  • Peter Schaber
  • Dieter Sturma
  • Brenda Almond
  • Christoph Lumer
  • Konrad Ott
  • Herbert Schnädelbach
  • Kristian Kühl
  • Norbert Brieskorn
  • Klaus Peter Rippe
  • Niels Gottschalk-Mazouz
  • Ludger Honnefelder
  • Klaus Steigleder
  • Christof Mandry
  • Eilert Herms
  • Rainer Forst
  • Pure wimmer
  • Micha H. Werner
  • Christian Krijnen
  • Christian Thies
  • Werner Wolbert


Recognition is formally a three-digit relation: x recognizes y as z. X and y can be both individuals and groups, with z being the evaluative point of view from which the recognition takes place. This attitude of x has consequences for the ethical or legal status of y as well as for the actions of x itself. Anyone who recognizes another as an equal partner, for example, is obliged to treat him according to this status, that is z. B. not to make arbitrary decisions for him.

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