Arbeitsbereich: Philosophy

Jonas Carstens

3. November 2022

Since January 2022, Jonas Carstens has been a research assistant at the chair of Practical Philosophy at the Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf and a member of the use case law at the Manchot research group “Decision-​making with the help of Artificial Intelligence”. He studied English and Philosophy (B.A.) as well as English and Philosophy (M.Ed.) and Practical Philosophy of the Economy and the Environment (M.A.) in Kiel.

The focus of his research are philosophical concepts of discrimination and their application to discrimination through artificial intelligence. As a member of the DIID he is especially interested in ethical aspects of AI-based online-deliberation as well as the relationship between social power structures and AI in general.

Jonathan Seim

11. January 2020

Jonathan Seim studied political science and philosophy at Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf and at the University of the West of Scotland. As a research assistant at DIID, he is responsible for the coordination of the institute. He is also a research assistant in the Digital Ethics project at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS). Jonathan Seim’s position is financed by project funds from the Mercator Foundation. His research focuses on moral philosophy and political philosophy, in particular democratic theory.
His dissertation deals with democratic participation rights in the context of citizen participation procedures. Although a correct allocation of participation rights is of fundamental importance for the legitimacy of those procedures, this question is not sufficiently addressed in politics or science. The aim of the dissertation project is to develop criteria for the allocation of participation rights in the context of consultative citizen participation procedures and guidance for the political practice. As a member of the DIID he is interested in requierements of legitimacy of online-participation.

Prof. Dr. Frank Dietrich

21. March 2018

Prof. Dr. Frank Dietrich holds the chair of Practical Philosophy at the Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf since 2012.

His research interests are political philosophy, legal philosophy and ethics. As part of the DIID, he deals with the democratic-theoretical legitimation of online participation processes and the protection of privacy.

Prof. Dr. Susanne Hahn

21. March 2018

Prof. Dr. Susanne Hahn is apl. Professor at the Department of Philosophy at Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf. Since 2017 she is filling in the professorship of theoretical philosophy. 2017 Susanne Hahn was awarded with the German Prize for Philosophy and Social Ethics of the Max-Uwe-Redler-Stiftung.

Her research focuses lies on rationality, normativity and business ethics. As part of the DIID, she deals with the normative challenges of digitization.