Allen E. Buchanan



Professoer für Philosophie und Rechtswissenschaft, Duke University (USA)

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
Mai/Juni 2012

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»The Social Ethics of Believing«

Projektbeschreibung:
My project is to deepen the theory of social moral epistemology I have begun to develop and use it to ground an account of the ethics of believing, with an emphasis on the importance of epistemic virtues and on relationships between moral virtues and epistemic virtues. The ultimate goal is a book entitled The Social Ethics of Believing. Two central themes of the project are (1) that both Moral and Political Philosophy and conventional moralities have neglected the ethics of believing and (2) that an adequate appreciation of the ethics of believing requires an approach to the virtues that emphasizes our epistemic dependency on social institutions and practices. The project will do much to remedy two deficiencies of mainstream social epistemology: the failure to develop an account of the interaction between individual virtues (epistemic and moral) and social practices and institutions; and the failure to address morally crucial beliefs and their role in behavior that can either facilitate or impede efforts to achieve justice, including human rights. (Allen E. Buchanan)

Förderung des Aufenthaltes:
DFG-Kollegforschergruppe »Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«

Wissenschaftliches Profil von Allen E. Buchanan


Forschungsschwerpunkte:
Bioethik, Rechtsphilosophie (internationales Recht), Politische Philosophie, soziale Bedingungen moralischer Erkenntnistheorie

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl):
  1. Beyond Humanity? The Ethics of Biomedical Enhancement, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2011.rnrn
  2. Better Than Human: The Promise and Perils of Enhancing Ourselves, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2011.rnrn
  3. Human Rights, Legitimacy, and the Use of Force: Selected Essays, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2009.rnrnrn
  4. Justice and Health Care: Selected Essays, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2009.rnrn
  5. Justice, Legitimacy and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for International Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2009.rnrn
  6. From Chance to Choice: Genetics & Justice, zusammen mit Dan W. Brock, Norman Daniels und Daniel Winkler, Cambridge und New York: Cambridge University Press 2000.rnrn
  7. Secession: The Morality of Political Divorce from Sumter to Lithuana and Quebec, Boulder (Colo.): Westview Press 1991.rnrn
  8. Deciding for Others: The Ethics of Surrogate Decision Making, zusammen mit Dan W. Brock,Cambridge und New York: Cambridge University Press 2000.rnrn
  9. Marx and Justice: The Radical Critique of Liberalism, Totowa: Rowman and Littlefield 1982.

Weitere Tätigkeiten:
rnAllen Buchanan war Staff Philosopher für die(U.S.)President's Comission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research (1982), sowie Berater in folgenden Funktionen: Consultant of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experimantation (1994-1995), National Bioethics Advisory Commission (1997), European High Comissioner on National Minorities (Max Van der Stoel, The Hague, 1996), Transitional Government of Ethiopia (1993), Government of Canada (Office of the Privy Council) on possible secession of Quebec (1997), Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing (1999-2000) und (Barack Obama's) Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (2010).