Rebecca Gutwald

Rebecca Gutwald
Munich School of Philosophy | HFPH · Research Management

PhD

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Rebecca Gutwald currently works at Munich School of Philosophy as a senior researcher in political philosophy and digital ethics. Before, she has been working at the School of Philosophy as Managing Director of the School's graduate programme, and at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion, LMU Munich. Her current research interests are philosophy of childhood and youth, development ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of resilience.

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This chapter serves as the conclusion to the whole book, which covers different regions around the globe. In this regard, it proffers global perspectives to social development’s responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how the world was impacted by this virus. In essence, it examines a multiplicity of issues pertaining to COVID-19. It m...
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This book is a novel contribution to academic discourses on the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and how it has impacted societies globally. It proffers an overview on the social development and political measures, from both the Global North and Global South, to prevent COVID-19's spread. It illuminates major social, political and economic challenges...
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In: EthikJournal - Zeitschrift für Ethik und Soziale Praxis, 7 Jg., Heft 2/ 2021, online verfügbar unter URL: https://www.ethikjournal.de/ausgabe-22021/ (zuletzt geprüft am 28.02.2022): Der vorliegende Beitrag beschäftigt sich mit der Relevanz, den Chancen und Risiken der Digitalisierung in der Sozialen Arbeit, wie sie im kooperativen Forschungspro...
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In ihren Arbeiten zur globalen Gerechtigkeit beschreibt die Philosophin Martha Nussbaum die Geschichte einer jungen indischen Frau namens Vasanti. Vasantis Leben war von Geburt an von sozioökonomischer Knappheit geprägt, die sich negativ auf ihr ihr Wohlergehen auswirkte. Im Gegensatz zu ihren Brüdern, die als männliche Kinder besser behandelt wurd...
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„Es gibt Sehnsüchte, die nicht altern.“ So beginnt der Philosoph Ludwig Marcuse seine „Philosophie des Glücks“. Die Frage nach dem Glück begleitet die Menschheit schon immer. Ebenso alt ist der Streit darum, was Glück ist und wo man es findet. Dieser Beitrag spürt den Wurzeln der verschiedenen europäischen Vorstellungen vom Glück nach, die im antik...
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The politically influential idea of sustainable development (SD) is closely tied to the concept of intergenerational justice without clarifying what exactly is to be sustained across time and space. In developing an account of human development, the capability approach provides a partial theory of justice with a focus on intragenerational justice....
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The main purpose of our paper consists in establishing the idea that the negative consequences that result from child poverty can be mitigated if the government and social workers promote the resilience of poor children. We use Amartya Sen’s capability approach as an evaluative framework to argue for this thesis. By distinguishing different sources...
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Das Trendkonzept der „Resilienz“ ist im Arbeitskontext aus normativ-ethischer Perspektive kritisch zu bewerten, wie der vorliegende Beitrag argumentiert. Unser Befund ist das Resultat einer interdisziplinären Reflexion. Die Ergebnisse einer empirischen Untersuchung zu Arbeitsbelastungen von Wissenarbeiter*innen werden mit der normativen Perspektive...
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Ob Klimawandel, Flüchtlingsbewegungen, Armut, Ressourcenknappheit, Urbanisierung oder Stress am Arbeitsplatz – Resilienz ist das Modewort unserer Zeit. Der vorliegende Band skizziert Potentiale und Grenzen dieses Begriffs und reflektiert gegenwärtige Konzeptualisierungen und Anwendungen. Neu ist, dass die unterschiedlichen Resilienzverständnisse ni...
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Julian Nida-Rümelin’s philosophical approach to rationality is radical: It transcends the reductive narrowness of instrumental rationality without denying its practical impact. Actions exist which are carried out in accordance to utility maximizing or even self-interest maximizing. Yet not all actions are to be understood in these terms. Actions th...
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In January 2014, seven-year-old Charlotte Benjamin wrote a letter to LEGO in which she described a lack of LEGO options for girls. Charlotte's letter has since gone viral. Many critics of the LEGO Friends theme have cited it in articles and blog posts about how this girls theme reinforces negative gender stereotypes. LEGO introduced the Friends the...
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There is almost no subsystem of society that influences our lives as strongly as markets do. Markets account for wealth and poverty, progress - and the destruction of ecosystems. Markets have the capacity to make very valuable contributions to the common welfare, but only if their potential is channeled using their specific principles and mechanism...
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The main purpose of our paper consists in establishing the idea that the negative consequences that result from child poverty can be mitigated if the government and social workers promote the resilience of poor children. We use Amartya Sen’s capability approach as an evaluative framework to argue for this thesis. By distinguishing different sources...
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In meinem Beitrag entwickle ich einen „Capability-Ansatz“ in Anwendung auf die Frage nach der gesundheitsbezogenen Lebensqualität, und zwar auf Basis der Arbeiten von Amartya Sen. Dieser Ansatz stellt die elementare Frage, welche Aspekte des menschlichen Lebens man beurteilen sollte, wenn man nach der Lebensqualität eines Menschen fragt. Er plädier...
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(Is the Capability Approach another economic approach on the rise within Social Work?
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The idea of intergenerational justice has practical consequences, not least because it is linked to the politically influential, wide-ranging concept of sustainable development. It also bears on several philosophical puzzles arising in the context of intergenerational justice. They need to be solved in order to establish a case for intergenerationa...
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The politically influential idea of sustainable development is closely tied to the concept of inter- and intragenerational justice without clarifying these concepts and their relationship. In developing an account of human development, the capability approach conceptualizes parts of intragenerational justice, but not intergenerational justice. Afte...

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Ethik und digitale Operationalisierung im Feld der Kindeswohlgefährdung. Normen und Werte orientieren das Handeln von Menschen. In modernen Gesellschaften sollen auch soziale und politische Institutionen diesen normativen Kriterien gerecht werden. Angesichts der fortschreitenden digitalen Möglichkeiten stellt sich die Frage, ob institutionelles Entscheiden durch Softwareprogramme digital unterstützt oder gar ersetzt werden kann. Dies gilt umso mehr in sozialen Konflikten und moralisch aufgeladenen Situationen, in denen Menschen in kurzer Zeit und mit begrenzten Ressourcen ethisch wie rechtlich begründete Entscheidungen treffen müssen. Können Algorithmen gerade in solchen Konfliktsituationen öffentlichen Institutionen helfen, ethisch zu handeln?
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Ein Blog des Zentrums für Globale Fragen. https://kontrapunkte.hypotheses.org/
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Sixteen Universities and Research Centres, covering 13 European countries, are working together to investigate what kind of social identity change is occurring in Europe in time of crisis. The three-year EU-project started in May 2015. It is aimed at analyzing cultures of European societies and the impacts of the socio-economic crisis on them, in order to frame better policies at local, national and European level. To this end, civil society, policy-makers and experts of social sciences will be involved in the Re.Cri.Re. actions. On the website you can find the update as to the scientific production of Re.Cri.Re., news and events related to Re.Cri.Re. issues of the LMU team.