I studied philosophy with a focus on bioethics at the University of Augsburg in my bachelor’s degree. In my papers I dealt with questions of distributive justice in the context of limited resources, with ethical considerations of decisions at the beginning and end of life, intercultural end-of-life care, care ethics in the degrowth movement, the concept of species conservation and biodiversity, the handling of so-called “invasive species” and modern alternatives to animal testing. I concluded my bachelor’s degree with a consideration of voluntary stopping of eating and drinking (VSED) as a form of self-determined end of life decision.
Within these considerations, I think it is indispensable to take a closer look at which image of nature and humanity underlies one’s own thinking. After completing my bachelor’s degree, these fundamental questions remained unanswered in some spots, and so I decided to close these gaps with a master’s degree in environmental ethics (also at the University of Augsburg), which I began in October 2020.
In April 2022, I was invited to support the International Doctoral College (IDK) as a program assistant.