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In this lecture series, scholars from the field of philosophy will be joined by those from such varying disciplines as psychology, economics and law to address questions of moral philosophy. Since the time of Aristotle, questions of character and morals have been among the fundamental principles of ethics. The field of psychology, especially developmental psychology, concerns itself with the emotional, moral and social development of children and investigates the appearance of altruism, empathy and prosocial behavior. In the field of economics, the motivation behind decisions has also traditionally played an important role, with the analysis of this motivation allowing for a better understanding of the human image behind economic models. For the field of law, questions of moral philosophy are significant as the basis for the binding force and validity of legislation. more

The exhibition "The Child as an Artistic Object" in the winter semester 2014/15 is part of the CAS research focus "Concept Pediatrics", in which the role of the child in society is examined from several disciplinary perspectives. Images of children will be shown from a range of different contexts and epochs, including works by Lovis Corinth, Käthe Kollwitz, Cornelius Völker, Loretta Lux, Rudi Tröger, Erwin Pfrang, Anke Doberauer, Tanja Mohr, Melissa MayerGalbraith, Ute Haring, Madeleine Heublein, Kristin Brunner and Siegfried Urlberger. The exhibition also includes works by graduates of the academy. The official opening of the exhibition will take place on 9 October at 7pm in the rooms of the Center. more

Upon invitation from LMU scholars, guest academics from around the world will once again be in Munich during the winter semester to conduct research. Stephan Hartmann has invited the philosophy professor Michael Stoeltzner as part of the CAS research focus "Reduction and Emergence". The historian Timothy H. Breen will also be a visiting fellow at CAS in order to exchange ideas with Michael Hochgeschwender and doctoral students regarding new approaches to the research and interpretation of the American Revolution. Toshiro Tanimoto is one of the world's leading seismologists, and has accepted an invitation by the geophysicist Heiner Igel to cooperate with him in the context of his ERC Advanced Grant project "Rotational Motions: A New Observable for Seismology". Kavita Jain will be at CAS upon invitation from Wolfgang Stephan as part of the CAS research focus "Evolutionary Biology". Coming from the field of theoretical physics, she will now apply her knowledge to population genetics. more