Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics and Global Governance
The Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics and Global Governance explores the conditions for ethical behavior in a globalized and pluralistic world. In this sense, our research is dedicated to the socio-economic order framework and the institutional environment in which individuals interact. This includes the analysis of incentives, as well as the examination of ethical categories which fit into our contemporary world. The goal of our research is to develop institutional design recommendations and give orientation to actors in business, politics and society who face ethical challenges.
Preannouncement: 9th Lecture in Business Ethics
We would like to invite you to the 9th Munich Lecture in Business Ethics of the Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics and Global Governance.
This year’s lecture with the title “Group Agency and Artificial Intelligence” will be held by Professor Christian List from London School of Economics. The aim of this talk is to explore an under-appreciated parallel between group agency and artificial intelligence and to show that the two phenomena raise some similar moral challenges. The lecture takes place on Friday the 22nd of February 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Vorhoelzer Forum TUM Main Campus, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 Munich, 5th Floor, Room 5170.
The lecture is open to all. For further information feel free to refer to the flyer. We hope to welcome as many of you as possible to this interesting event.
New Research Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence
The US company Facebook is supporting the efforts of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to investigate the ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence with 6.5 million euros. Facebook’s support for the new TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence was confirmed to Vice President Prof. Thomas Hofmann and Project Coordinator Prof. Christoph Lütge (Chair of Business Ethics) at the "Digital-Life Design" conference in Munich by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
TUM´s commitment to the culture of value-based technologies led to the establishment of the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) as part of Germany´s Excellence Initiative 2012. The financial gift from Facebook to support the new Institute contributes to accelerating the implementation of the strategy. "Innovation cycles relevant to society are not possible without an ethical, legal and political overview," says Vice-President Prof. Thomas Hofmann.
Due to the long-term importance of the topic, TUM founded the new research institute under the direction of Prof. Lütge within the MCTS. Prof. Christoph Lütge, holder of the Peter Löscher Endowed Chair of Business Ethics at TUM, defines the overall goals: "We want to supply guidelines for the identification and answer of ethical questions of Artificial Intelligence for society, industry and legislators". Lütge was recently appointed to the Ethics Commission of the Federal Government on Autonomous Driving and to the European Expert Commission "AI4 People".
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Congratulation for Winning the Prize of the Bund der Freunde der Technischen Universität München
We congratulate Johanna Jauernig on winning the prize of the Bund der Freunde der Technischen Universität München e.V. for outstanding doctoral theses.
Lecture of Prof. Lütge at the University of Tokyo
On February 8, Prof. Lütge held a presentation at the "AI Ethics and Automated Driving" workshop of the University of Tokyo.
We congratulate Harsman Tandilittin for passing the doctoral examination!
We congratulate Hartmann Tandilittin for passing the doctoral examination! Our team wishes him all the best for the future!
We would like to take the opportunity to inform you about a new publication:
Christoph Lütge; Christoph Strosetzki (Hrsg.):
The Honorable Merchant – Between Modesty and Risk-Taking
Springer International Publishing 2019: Link
We congratulate Jan Gogoll for passing the doctoral examination!
We congratulate Jan Gogoll for passing the doctoral examination! He successfully completed his dissertation "Experimental and Normative Ethics: The Case of Autonomous Cars". Our team wishes him all the best for the future!
Announcement "Ethics of Competition"
The title of the book, which will be published by Elgar in February 2019, is
"The Ethics of Competition: How a competitive society is good for all"
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Christoph Lütge; Matthias Uhl: Wirtschaftsethik
Vahlen 2018: Link
Lectures of Prof. Dr. Lütge
27.09. Hanoi Presentation of Prof. Lütge at the invitation of National Economics University
28.09. Hanoi Presentation of Prof. Lütge at the invitation of the Foreign Trade University
01.-03.11. Newark (New Jersey) Invited Lecture of Prof. Lütge at the 10th Trans-Atlantic Business Ethics Conference (TABEC) of the Rutgers University. Link.
18.12. Melbourne Lecture of Prof. Lütge at the RMIT University
24.1. Oldenburg Invited lecture of Prof. Lütge at University Oldenburg
8.2. Tokyo Invited lecture of Prof. Lütge at the University of Tokyo
18.3. Turin Invited lecture of Prof. Lütge at the University of Turin
Lecture of Prof. Lütge at the CESIfo Institute
On May 7, 2018, Professor Lütge has delivered a lecture at the CESifo Institute in Munich on the topic "Business ethics without illusions". For more information, please click on here.
Christoph Lütge and Christoph Strosetzki (ed.)
Zwischen Bescheidenheit und Risiko: Der Ehrbare Kaufmann im Fokus der Kulturen
Springer 2017: Link
Hiroshi Kabashima, Shing-I Liu, Christoph Lütge und Aurelio de Prada García (ed.)
The Idea of Justice in Literature
Springer 2018: Link