Dieter Birnbacher

Dieter Birnbacher, born 1946 in Dortmund, Germany, studied philosophy, English and General Linguistics at the universities of Düsseldorf, Cambridge and Hamburg. B. A. (Cambridge) 1969, Dr. phil. (Hamburg) 1973, Habilitation (Essen) 1988. From1993 to 1996 professor of philosophy at the University of Dortmund, from 1996 to 2012 professor of philosophy at the University of Düsseldorf. Main fields of interests: ethics, applied ethics, anthropology.

President of the Central Ethics Commission of the Bundesärztekammer (German Medical Association), Vice-president of the Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt/M., member of Leopoldina, National Academy of Sciences.

Main publications: Die Logik der Kriterien. Analysen zur Spätphiloso­phie Wittgen­steins, Hamburg 1974; Verantwortung für zukünftige Generationen, Stuttgart 1988 (translated into French and Polish); Tun und Unterlassen, Stuttgart 1995; Analytische Einführung in die Ethik. Berlin 2003; Bioethik zwischen Natur und Interesse, Frankfur am Main 2006; Natürlichkeit, Berlin 2006 (translated into English, Lanham, MD 2014); Schopenhauer 2009 (translated into Dutch); Negative Kausalität (together with D. Hommen) Berlin 2012.