Dagmar Borchers

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Dagmar Borchers (born April 21, 1965 in Bremen ) is a German philosopher and university professor .


Borchers studied theater studies , linguistics , literature and philosophy at the University of Munich , the University of Hamburg and the University of Bremen . She completed her studies in 1995 with a thesis on Heidegger and analytical philosophy . She then worked from 1996 to 2001 as a research assistant and from 2001 to 2004 as a research assistant at the Institute for Philosophy at the University of Bayreuth with Rainer Hegselmann . She did her doctorate in 2000 with a thesis on the critical analysis of modern virtue ethics . From 2004 to 2009 she was junior professor for applied philosophy at the University of Bremen and from 2007 to 2008 substitute professor for practical philosophy at the Institute for Philosophy at the University of Hamburg. In 2008, she completed her habilitation with Rainer Hegselmann and Hartmut Kliemt with a thesis on the option to leave the multiculturalism debate of political liberalism at the University of Bayreuth. She has been Professor of Applied Philosophy at the University of Bremen since 2009.


Borscher's research focuses on applied ethics (there in particular bioethics, medical ethics, animal ethics, neuroethics and administrative ethics), political philosophy (there in particular liberalism, minority rights and international justice), ethics (there in particular criticism of modern virtue ethics and ethical aspects in complex decisions ) as well as the philosophy of science (especially quality criteria of normative and descriptive theories).

She is currently researching the philosophical relevance of the exit option in the liberal constitutional state, dissent among moral experts, the conception of a “culture of dissent”, justice in the context of the energy transition and selected aspects of animal and animal experimentation ethics.

Publications (selection)


  • Dagmar Borchers: The new virtue ethic. Step back in anger? Mentis, Paderborn 2001, ISBN 978-3-89785-147-4 (377 pages).
  • Dagmar Borchers: The Great Trench. Heidegger and the Analytical Philosophy . Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 1997, ISBN 978-3-631-31869-0 (161 pages).


  • Dagmar Borchers and Jörg Luy (eds.): The ethically justifiable animal experiment. Criteria and limits . Mentis, Paderborn 2009, ISBN 978-3-89785-668-4 (309 pages).
  • Dagmar Borchers, Olaf Brill and Uwe Czaniera (eds.): An invitation to think. A little foray into analytical philosophy. 14 conversations with philosophers . Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, Vienna 1998, ISBN 978-3-209-02459-6 (267 pages).

Contributions to edited volumes

  • Dagmar Borchers: Superman of Morality? On the question of the moral excellence of the ethicist . In: Christoph Ammann, Barbara Bleisch and Anna Goppel (eds.): On the morality of ethics . Campus, Frankfurt am Main 2011, ISBN 978-3-593-39613-2 , p. 161-176 .
  • Dagmar Borchers and Heinz-Peter Preusser: Terrorism in Film. On the concept, ethics and aesthetics of political acts of violence . In: Franz-Josef Deiters, Axel Fliethmann, Birgit Lang, Alison Lewis and Christiane Weller (eds.): Terror und Form . Rombach, Freiburg 2011, ISBN 978-3-7930-9667-2 , pp. 29-62 .

Articles in trade journals

  • Dagmar Borchers: Neuroenhancement . In: Information Philosophy . tape 4 , 2008, ISSN  1434-5250 , p. 46-51 .
  • Dagmar Borchers: Rights for cultural minorities. A stumbling block for liberalism? In: Enlightenment and Criticism . tape 7 , 2003, ISSN  0945-6627 , p. 68-83 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b University of Bremen. Retrieved December 25, 2019 .