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Dr. Lucie White

January 2015 - present       

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Philosophy, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Attached to the chair for practical philosophy, particularly ethics of science.

2010 – 2015

PhD in Philosophy, Australian National University

Dissertation: "Constructing a Coherent Philosophical Basis for Research Ethics"

Field of Research: Applied Ethics, Autonomy

 

Recipient of the DGPPN-Preis für Philosophie und Ethik in Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie 2017 (German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - Prize for Philosophy and Ethics 2017)

for the article "Neurosurgery for Psychopaths? An Ethical Analysis"


You can find most of my publications online at my Philpeople.org profile or my Academia.edu page

Research Interests

  • Personal autonomy

  • Applied ethics (particularly medical ethics)

  • Personal identity

  • Technological ethics (particularly autonomous cars)

Selected Publications

forthcoming"Ethische Aspekte von Crash Algorithmen für autonome Fahrzeuge: Rechte, Ansprüche und die Konstitutivität von Verkehrsregeln"
[Ethical aspects of crash algorithms for autonomous cars: rights, claims, and the constitutivity of traffic rules]
(with Dietmar Hübner and Markus Ahlers), B. Oppermann and J. Stender Vorwachs (Eds.), Autonomes Fahren (2nd ed.), München: C.H. Beck.
2018"Crash Algorithms for Autonomous Cars: How the Trolley Problem Can Move Us Beyond Harm Minimisation"

(with Dietmar Hübner), Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 21(3): 685-698.

2018"The Need for Authenticity-Based Autonomy in Medical Ethics"

HEC Forum, 30(3):190-209.

2017"Personal Identity and Patient-Centered Medical Decision Making"

AJOB Neuroscience, 8(3):194-195.

2017"How Autonomy Can Legitimate Beneficial Coercion"  
J. Gather, T. Henking, A. Nossek and J. Vollmann (Eds.)
Beneficial Coercion in Psychiatry: Foundations and Challenges

(pp.85-99). Münster: Mentis.

2016"Neurosurgery for Psychopaths? An Ethical Analysis"

(with Dietmar Hübner) AJOB Neuroscience, 7(3):140-149.

2015"Does Remuneration for Plasma Compromise Autonomy?"

HEC Forum, 27(4):387-400.

2013"Understanding the Relationship Between Autonomy and Informed Consent: A Response to Taylor" Journal of Value Inquiry, 47(4):483-491.

Presentations (including upcoming presentations)

22/02/19"Neurosurgery for Psychopaths – an Ethical Analysis"

Invited talk at the conference "Psychiatric Neurosurgery – Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues", Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

27/09/18"The Value of Choice in Medical Ethics"

VI. Tagung für Praktische Philosophie (6th conference for practical philosophy), Universität Salzburg

19/09/18"Against a 'Capturing Analysis' of Autonomy"

GAP.10 (10th congress for the German society of analytic philosophy), Universität zu Köln

17/07/18"A Theory for Practical Autonomy"

Colloquium "Philosophie und Wissenschaftsreflexion", Institute of Philosophy, Leibniz Universität Hannover

17/11/17 "Crash Algorithms for Autonomous Cars: Control and Responsibility"

V. Tagung für Praktische Philosophie (5th conference for practical philosophy), Universität Salzburg

26/09/17 "Two Concepts of Autonomy" XXIV. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Philosophie (24th congress for the German society of philosophy),

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

16/06/17 "Crash Algorithms for Autonomous Cars: Beyond Harm Minimization"

L3S Research Colloquium (Web Science), Lebniz Universität Hannover

30/05/17"Crash Algorithms for Autonomous Cars: Beyond Harm Minimization"

Colloquium "Philosophie und Wissenschaftsreflexion", Institute of Philosophy, Lebniz Universität Hannover

16/02/16 "How Autonomy Can Legitimate Beneficial Coercion"

Workshop: “Beneficial Coercion in Medicine? Foundations, Areas of Conflict, Prevention”, Ruhr Universität Bochum

01/02/16 "The Case for Beneficence" Research Colloquium for the Institute of Philosophy,

Lebniz Universität Hannover

13/05/15 "Neurosurgery for Psychopaths" Research Colloquium for the Institute of Philosophy, Leibniz Universität Hannover
29/09/14 "Autonomy and Respect for Persons in Research Ethics"

Philsoc, RSSS, Australian National University

Teaching at the Leibniz Universität Hannover

Winter Semester 2018/19
  • Parfit: Reasons and Persons (M.A.)
  • Project Seminar for Master's Students in Philosophy of Science (M.A)
Summer Semester 2018
  • Markets and Morals (M.A.)
  • Personal Identity (M.A.)
Winter Semester 2017/18
  • Autonomy: History, Theory, Applications
  • Hare's Moral Thinking (M.A.)
Summer Semester 2017
  • Descartes: The Father of Modern Philosophy
  • The Goals and Scope of Medicine
Winter Semester 2016/17
  • Applied Ethics
  • Project Seminar for Master's Students in Philosophy of Science (M.A) (German)
Summer Semester  2016
  • Personal Identity
Winter Semester   2015/16
  • Professional Ethics
  • Project Seminar for Master's Students in Philosophy of Science (M.A) (German)
Summer Semester  2015
  • Autonomy: History, Theory, Applications
  • Selling Your Body, Selling Yourself?

Contact Details

Lucie White
Institut für Philosophie
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Im Moore 21
30167 Hannover

Room: B303

Tel.: +49 (0) 511 762 - 4889

Email: lucie.whitephilos.uni-hannover.de

Office Hours

By appointment via email.