Dietmar Hübner

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Dietmar Hübner was born in 1968 in Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Between 1989 and 1993 he studied physics and philosophy at the University of Bonn. He graduated in physics at the University of Cambridge (M.Phil., 1995), back in Bonn he finished his diploma in physics (Dipl.-Phys., 1995). Under the supervision of Hans Michael Baumgartner and Ludger Honnefelder he carried out a dissertation project on the relationship between decision theory, philosophy of history and ecological ethics (Dr. phil., 1999). He qualified as a university teacher with a thesis on distributive justice (Habilitation, 2007). From 1999 to 2010 Dietmar Hübner worked as a scientific assistant at the Institute of Science and Ethics in Bonn (Institut für Wissenschaft und Ethik, IWE). His main tasks were the development of research projects in applied ethics and the editorial supervision of the Annual Journal of Science and Ethics (Jahrbuch für Wissenschaft und Ethik, De Gruyter publishing house, Berlin / New York). He taught philosophy at the Universities of Bonn and Cologne. Since August 2010 he is professor of practical philosophy, particularly ethics of science, at Leibniz Universität Hannover.