Societas Ethica


The 58th annual conference "SOCIETAS ETHICA" focuses on Vulnerability & Integrity and takes place August 25-28, 2022. 

The moral impact of vulnerability, especially human vulnerability, has been intensely discussed in recent years. It seems that human vulnerability offers a foundation to better understand morality, especially regarding the moral duties of beneficence and nonmaleficence. But it might also enable a deepened understanding of concepts of autonomy and justice.

While the concept of vulnerability has been intensely discussed there is far less ethical discussion on the concept of integrity. Therefore, this conference suggests clarifying the moral relevance of vulnerability by reference to a better understanding the concept of integrity and vice versa. The topic will be discussed on a fundamental conceptual and normative level, as well as with regard to different areas of applied ethics (medical ethics, nursing ethics, political ethics, ecological ethics).


The thematic introduction to the conference will be done by Prof. Dr. Michael Coors


For more information visit the conference website