Research
Research projects

Current Research Projects

Third-Party-Funded Research Projects

  • BIAS
    The project "Bias and Discrimination in Big Data and Algorithmic Processing, Philosophical Assessments, Legal Dimensions, and Technological Solutions (BIAS)", received funding from the Volkswagen Foundation in 2018. Prof. Dr. Dietmar Hübner is the leader of this project.
    Leaders: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Hübner; Prof. Dr. Uljana Feest; Prof. Dr. Mathias Frisch
    Team: Markus Ahlers, M.A.; Dr. Philippe van Baßhuysen; Jannik Zeiser, M.Sc.
    Year: 2019
    Sponsors: Volkswagen Foundation
    Lifespan: 2019-2023
  • Crash Algorithms for Autonomous Cars
    The Institute of Philosophy has been a part of the project MOBILISE - Mobility in Engineering and Science since 2017. The Institute of Philosophy is responsible for the philosophical subproject "Crash Algorithms for Autonomous Cars" under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Dietmar Hübner, in area DI-4 "Mobiler Mensch".
    Leaders: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Hübner
    Team: Markus Ahlers, M.A.; Dr. Philippe van Baßhuysen
    Year: 2017
    Sponsors: Wissenschaftsallianz Braunschweig - Hannover
    Lifespan: 2017-2020
  • DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 2073
    The Institute of Philosophy in Hannover, together with the Philosophy Department in Bielefeld, established a graduate school in 2015 centred around the theme "Integrating Ethics and Epistemology in Scientific Research".
    Leaders: Prof. Dr. Torsten Wilholt
    Team: DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 2073
    Year: 2015
    Sponsors: German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
    Lifespan: 01.10.2015–30.09.2024
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  • Digital Contact Tracing, Privacy, and Discrimination: On the Ethics of Fighting Corona
    During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, measures that would normally be unthinkable in liberal democracies, such as lockdowns, curfews, bans on free assembly, and digital contact tracing, have been implemented in many countries. The aim of this project is to investigate what kind of measures are justifiable in the exceptional circumstances of a pandemic. In this investigation, we focus in particular on digital contact tracing, weighing the efficacy of various configurations, and their possible implications for, among other things, privacy violations.
    Leaders: Prof. Dr. Mathias Frisch
    Team: Dr. Philippe van Basshuysen, Dr. Lucie White
    Year: 2021
    Sponsors: VolkswagenStiftung
    Lifespan: 2021-2022
  • InRes
    "The Independence of Research as a Multilevel Problem: Interdisciplinary and Methodological Challenges" is a multi-institute project, coordinated by the university of Mainz, that has been running since 2015, and is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Institute-member Prof. Dr. Torsten Willholt is involved in this project.
    Leaders: Prof. Dr. Klaus Lieb
    Team: Prof. Dr. Torsten Wilholt & PD Dr. Jochen Gläser
    Year: 2015
    Sponsors: Volkswagen Foundation
    Lifespan: 2015-31.10.2019 (individual projects will run longer)