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Prof. Dr. Annette Dufner

Prof. Dr. Annette Dufner

Contact

  • University of Bonn
    Institute for Science and Ethics
    - Ethics and Medical Ethics -
    Bonner Talweg 57
    53113 Bonn
    Germany
  • Email: annette.dufner@uni-bonn.de
     

Area of Specialization

  • philosophical ethics and medical ethics

Areas of Competency

  •  legal philosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophy of economy, philosophy of psychiatry, personal identity theory, 19th/20th century German and British moral philosophy

Academic Employment

Since Apr. 2017 Professor for Ethics and Medical Ethics, University of Bonn, Germany

2015 – 2017 Professor for Practical Philosophy, Philosophy & Economics Program, University of Bayreuth, Germany

2010 – 2015 Research Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study in Bioethics, University of Muenster, Germany

2009 – 2010 Postdoc for Philosophy & Economics, University of Bayreuth, Germany

2003 – 2009 PhD Candidate, Instructor, Teaching Assistant, and Essay Clinician in Philosophy, University of Toronto, Canada

Philosophical Education and Degrees

2010 – 2016 “Habilitation” in philosophy, University of Muenster, Germany

     Title: Moral Aggregation. Fairness and Efficiency in Medical Rescue Conflicts
     Supervisor:
     Prof. Dr. med. Bettina Schöne-Seifert, Muenster, Germany
     Readers:
     Prof. Dr. Kurt Bayertz (Muenster), Prof. Dr. Thomas Schramme (Liverpool), Prof Dr. med. Hartmut Schmidt (Muenster)

2003 – 2009 PhD in philosophy, University of Toronto, Canada

     Title: The Normative Implications of Personal Identity Theory
     Supervisor:
     Prof. Thoma Hurka, BA (Toronto), BPhil, DPhil (Oxford)
     Readers:
     Prof. Wayne Sumner, BA (Toronto), MA, PhD (Princeton),
     Prof. Sergio Tenenbaum, BA (Hebrew), PhD (Pittsburgh)

1996 – 2002 BA/MA in philosophy and literature, University of Karlsruhe, Germany, with exchange years at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, and Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

 

Publications

  • Edited Volumes Public Autonomy, Private Paternalism? special issue of Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, together with Michael Kühler, (2014) 17: 3, 351-441.
  • As autonómia és határai. Kortárs német és magyar bioetikai írások [Autonomy and its Limits. Contemporary German and Hungarian Bioethical Writings], Annette Dufner / Sandor Kőmüves / Erzsébet Rózsa (Hg.), Debrecen: Debrecen University Press 2016.

In Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • 2015 “Trust and Altruism - Organ Distribution Scandals: Do They Provide Good Reasons to Refuse Posthumous Donation?”, together with John Harris (Manchester), in: Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (2015), 40:3, 328-341.
  • 2014 “Blood Products and the Commodification Debate. The Blurry Concept of Altruism and the ‘Implicit Price’ of Readily Available Body Parts”, in: Health Care Ethics Forum (2015) 27:4, 347-359.
  • 2014 “Contrasting Mill and Sidgwick. A Development Analysis of the Value Theory of Classical Utilitarianism” (in German), in: Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie (2014) 39:2, 173-193. 
  • 2013 “Should the Late Stage Demented be Punished for Past Crimes?”, Criminal Law and Philosophy (2013) 7, 137-150.
  • 2013 “Potentiality Arguments and the Definition of ‘Human Organism’”, in: American Journal of Bioethics (2013) 13:1, 33-34.
  • 2012 “Surprising Theses of Classical Utilitarianism. Henry Sidgwick’s Neglected Completion of Classical British Moral Philosophy” (in German), Archives for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy / Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie (2012) 98: 4, 510-534.

In Collections

  • 2018 „Prioritaristian Consequentialism?“ (in German), in: The Philosophy of Derek Parfit. With Responses by Parfit (German: Die Philosophie Derek Parfits. Mit Repliken von Parfit), Markus Rüther / Sebastian Muders / Matthias Hoesch (Hg.), Hamburg: Meiner 2018, 245-264.
  • 2017 „Releasing Prisoners with Dementia: Could there be a Recollection Requirement for Expressivist and Communicative Justifications of Punishment?“, in: Dementia and Subjectivity. Aesthetic, Literary and Philosophical Perspectives, Daniela Rinkamp / Leonie Süwolto (Hg.), Frankfurt a. M.: Peter Lang 2017, 241-249.
  • 2015 “Population Growth and Demographic Change” (in German), together with Alena Buys, in: Handbook Bioethics (German: Handbuch Bioethik), Dieter Sturma and Bert Heinrichs (ed.), Stuttgart: Metzler 2015.
  • 2013 “Preventing Paternalism: An Accomplishment of Subjective Theories of the Good” (in German), in: Paternalism and Consequentialism (German: Paternalismus und Konsequentialismus), Michael Kühler and Alexa Nossek (ed.), Muenster: Mentis 2014, 179-98.
    In Hungarian: As autonómia és határai [Autonomy and its Limits], Annette Dufner / Sandor Kőmüves / Erzsébet Rózsa (Hg.), Debrecen: Debrecen University Press 2016, 171-195.
  • 2012 “Fairness and Efficiency in Conflict Cases: Do Numbers Count, After All?” (in German), together with Bettina Schöne-Seifert, Preprints of the Centre for Advanced Study in Bioethics, University of Muenster 2012, 1-15.
    Online preview: http://www.uni-muenster.de/imperia/md/content/kfg-normenbegruendung/intern/publikationen/dufner/24_dufner.sch__ne-seifert_-_do_numbers_count.pdf
  • 2012 “The Non-Identity Problem: A Recurring Philosophical Issue in Medical Ethics and Legislation”, in: Meditor 2, Sándor Kőmüves (ed.), Debrecen: Debrecen University Press 2012, 168-176.
    Ungarische Übersetzung: Meditor 2, S. 92-101
  • 2011 “Does the Separateness of Persons Support Moderate Moral Side Constraints? A Summary”, in: Online Proceedings des XXII. Deutschen Kongresses für Philosophie, München 2011, 1-8.
    Online: http://epub.ub.uni-muenchen.de/12592/2/Deontological_Side_Constraints.pdf
  • 2011 “Inalienability and the Scope of Self-Regarding Rights. Some Thoughts about Claim Rights, Mandatory Rights, and Temporal Cut-off-Lines” (in German), in: Human Dignity and Modern Medical Technology (German: Menschenwürde und moderne Medizintechnik), Eric Hilgendorf, Jan Joerden, Natalia Petrillo and Felix Thiele (ed.), Baden-Baden: Nomos 2011, 249-260.
  • 2009 “How The Best Life Possible Can Be Bad: Some Deliberations on Intra-Personal Scope for Distributive Principles”, in: Brains and Persons. Contributions to the 8th International Congress of the Austrian Philosophical Association in Graz, Martina Fürst, Wolfgang Gombocz and Christian Hiebaum (ed.), Frankfurt: Ontos 2009, 353-362.
  • 2008 “Brain State Transfers and Autonomy”, in: Selected Papers Contributed to the Sections of GAP.6. Sixth International Congress of the Society for Analytic Philosophy, Berlin, 11 – 14 September 2006, Helen Bohse and Sven Walter (ed.), Paderborn: Mentis 2008, 308-316.

Reviews and Dictionary Entries

  • 2016 “Weyma Lübbe: Nonaggregationism”, in: Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (2017) 20, 209-212.
  • 2012 “Robert Nozick: Philosophical Explanations”, “Derek Parfit: Reasons and Persons”, “John Perry: Reference and Reflexivity”, “Sydney Shoemaker: Self-Knowledge and Self-Identity”, Bernard Williams: Problems of the Self”, in: Dictionary of Philosophical Writings (German: Kleines Werklexikon der Philosophie), Michael Quante (ed.), Stuttgart: Kröner 2012.
  • 2008 “Michael Quante: Person”, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (2009) 12: 569-570.

 

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