Here, you find an overview of all research projects run by Prof. Dietz and her team or projects where they participate as members.

Exploratory focus

  • Ethical implication of social relations
  • The public as a place and character of modern societies
  • Ethics of the media and internet
  • Lying in regard to linguistical and ethical aspects
  • Critical theory of the society

Current research projects

  • The structural change of public at the age of its electronically reproducibility
    Book project Simone Dietz
  • Truth, mass media und institutions of self-control

    Project of a discussion meeting and publication
  • The freedom to move
    Project of a conference and publication about exit options in political, social and existential contexts; Hannes Foth and Svenja Wiertz in collaboration with Simone Dietz
  • Prosocial lies and collective self-delusion
    Several publications of Simone Dietz

Current graduation projects

Hannes Foth: Responsibility and friendship in parent-children relationships in adulthood

Thilo Herzog: Emotional feelings in Kant.

Josephine Ihde: Appearance and fixation of moral values using the example of the inclusion of disabled people in the society.

Michel Scholtysik: Authenticity of the architecture.

Anne Weber: Pornography in the late modern age. Between desire and reality of an egalitarian society.

Svenja Wiertz: Slide of functions or crisis? About situations of friendships at the present age and about topicality of the Aristotelian ideal of friendship.

On the Value of Friendship: In Modern times arises the thought that humans, formed by social circumstances, are no longer able to maintain real friendships. This thought is based on a very ambitious conception of friendship. The project aims to compare conceptions of friendship in philosophy and to analyse how they present the specific value of friendships. The idea of one ideal form of friendship will be questioned. Instead, the aim is to discern between different forms of friendship with their specific characteristics and concepts of value. On this basis the question of how social developments can be criticised for their influence on friendships from a philosophical perspective will be revisited.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Simone Dietz

Building: 23.32
Floor/Room: U1.63
Phone +49 211 81-12921
Fax +49 211 81-11750

Visiting time

Term time: Wed 16:00-17:00
Out of term: 18.9. 13:30-15:00

Secretary's office

Katarzyna R.-Kaselow

Building: 23.32
Floor/Room: U1.68
Phone +49 211 81-14959

Visiting time

Mon. 9:00-14:00
Tue.-Wed. 9:00-15:00
Thu. 9:00-12:00

Ethik digitaler Medien
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