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Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Lichtenberg-Kolleg - Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Geismar Landstraße 11
37083 Göttingen

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Research Foci 2014-15



For the period January 2014 to July 2015 three specific research topics had been identified. For each topic a specific research team was set up, in close cooperation with Göttingen colleagues.


Georg FosterThe Nature of Man in the European and Atlantic Enlightenment(s)
The interdisciplinary study of the Göttingen and European Enlightenment(s) within its wider Atlantic and Global Contexts will be the focus of this thematic group. (Read more...)


ethikgruppeThe Ethics of Living: Questions of Justice, Poverty, Life and Death in the Human and Natural Sciences
This research theme is designed to build and strengthen bridges between the natural and human sciences. (Read more...)


lessingReligious Toleration in the Modern World: Theory and Practice
This research group will cooperate closely with the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel. Both Wolfenbüttel and Göttingen have played remarkable roles in Europe's cultural and intellectual life. (Read more...)