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Research interests

Dr. Caroline Harnacke is Assistant Professor of Applied Ethics. Her main interests concern the relation between normative and applied ethics, bioethics, and, specifically, disability ethics. She also enjoys peeking into meta-ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of biology.

In November 2015, she obtained her PhD in ethics from Utrecht University. In her PhD-thesis, she shows how theories of human nature should be integrated into bioethics and what bioethics can gain from such an integration. The thesis was supervised by Prof. Marcus Düwell, Prof. Ingrid Robeyns, and Dr. Joel Anderson.

She studied in Bayreuth (Germany), Stellenbosch (South Africa), Utrecht (The Netherlands), and Linköping (Sweden). Before coming to Tilburg, she worked at the Ethics Institute of Utrecht University.

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Quality of Life Arts & Humanities
Conception Arts & Humanities
Human Nature Arts & Humanities
Dignity Arts & Humanities
Moral Judgment Arts & Humanities
Enhancement Arts & Humanities
Reframing Arts & Humanities
Bioethics Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2011 2016

  • 6 Article
  • 5 Chapter
  • 1 Web publication/site
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

The Ashley Treatment: Improving Quality of Life or Infringing Dignity and Rights?

Harnacke, C. E., 2016, In : Bioethics. 30, 3, p. 141-150 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

quality of life
Disabled Children
Quality of Life
Human Nature
Moral Judgment

Normativität der Menschenbilder

Harnacke, C. E. & Düwell, M., 2014, Jahrbuch 1/2013: Soziale Kognition. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, p. 105-123 19 p. (Interdisziplinäre Anthropologie).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Viel Lärm um nichts? Konzeptionen von Wohlbefinden in der Enhancement-Debatte

Harnacke, C. E. & Bolt, L. L. E., 2014, Die Leistungssteigerung des menschlichen Gehirns. Neuroenhancement im interdisziplinären Diskurs. Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific