Philosophy Beyond Borders

What are "altruism" and "selfishness" in human action, and do they exclude each other? Which role do they play in economics? What's the point of accusing someone of being "selfish", and is the pleasure of feeling morally superior not "selfish" in its own way?

Let's continue exploring philosophy and its borders in a conversation between Christoph Fehige, Professor of Practical Philosophy at Saarland University in Saarbrücken and Senior Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg, and Urs Fischbacher, Professor of Applied Research in Economics at the University of Konstanz and Head of the Thurgau Institute of Economics. Chaired by Nathalie Behnke, Professor of Public Administration at the University of Konstanz, the next event of this new lecture event series will take place under the heading:

"Human Action between Altruism and Selfishness. A conversation between a Moral Philosopher and an Economist"

Wednesday, 9th of May 2012

5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

in V 1001 (Senatsaal)

This event will be followed by a modest reception.

It is possible to offer child-care during this evening. Please contact Stefanie Sender on this matter (