Normative Energy Ethics

  • type of event:

    Lecture Series

  • place:

    online (Zoom)

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Lecture Series

As a follow up to the first Normative Energy Ethics Workshop held in November 2021, the research group Philosophy of Engineering, Technology Assessment, and Science (PhilETAS) organizes a Normative Energy Ethics Lecture Series.
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The program will run from January to October 2023 and will consist of a monthly online lecture delivered by an internationally renowned scholar along with the opportunity to openly exchange ideas in the usual subsequent Q&A session.  

These events aim to provide a platform to highlight ongoing endeavors by many scholars to engage crucial energy issues from the perspectives of ethical reasoning and reflection. The main goal is to expand work done in energy ethics by exploring different normative ethical perspectives as they may apply to energy, climate, and environmental issues.

Please register via the form below to attend the lectures.


You can download the full program here.

Date 2023 Speaker Title
Thursday, 19.01, 14:30 CET Eric Brandstedt The contested meaning of climate leadership: an ameliorative analysis
Wednesday, 15.02, 16:00 CET Christopher Groves Bringing care ethics and energy ethics together: vulnerability, attachment, and narrative
Wednesday, 22.03, 16:00 CET Eike Düvel Compensating the losers of energy systems transformations? Stranded assets and legitimate expectations
Wednesday, 19.04, 16:00 CET Mette High Do you really not know that? Energy ethics and interdisciplinary collaborations
Wednesday, 17.05, 16:00 CET Rosie Day Energy poverty and energy vulnerability through a capabilities lens: conceptualisation and implementation
Monday, 26.06, 19:00 CET Konrad Ott Domains of climate ethics
Wednesday, 05.07, 17:00 CET Viola Schiaffonati Power systems, ethical issues, and social implications: some reflections emerging from a course experimentation at Politecnico di Milano
September Carl Mitcham Energy, ethics, and liberalism
October Céline Kermisch Nuclear waste, retrievability, and intergenerational justice

Next up

"Bringing care ethics and energy ethics together: vulnerability, attachment, and narrative"
Christopher Groves, Research Fellow, Understanding Risk Group and FLEXIS project, Cardiff University UK

Wednesday, 15.02.2023, 16:00 CET

Download the full abstract here.


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This lecture series is organized by the research group Philosophy of Engineering, Technology Assessment, and Science (PhilETAS).