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Research group



Academic Unit: Institute of Philosophy

Colombian Ministry of Science










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Strategic Focus

The group is focused on researching contemporary issues in ethics, as well as on strengthening the teaching and dissemination of knowledge in this field. The group is working on zoo ethics and environmental ethics, and the social appropriation of knowledge and ethics. The group expects to impact on the formation of researchers and educators in ethics; to strengthen interdisciplinary research on contemporary issues in the area and to generate discussion and awareness on some vital issues for our century.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Ethics.
  • Critical Theory.
  • Greek Ethics.
  • Existential philosophy.
  • Zoo ethics and Ecoethics.
  • Feminism.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Group Coordinator

Paula Cristina Mira Bohórquez, PhD.

PhD in Philosophy.

Mannheim University, Germany.

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Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

The group is in constant contact with the University of Giessen, especially with the group led by Professor Regina Kreide. The group carries out joint projects, conferences and courses. Every year, the group members take part actively in the ISAP-DAAD agreement.  


The group constantly carries out activities with the Peiras research group from Bogotá. Projects are carried out in a special way annually in conjunction with Professor Andrea Lozano, from the Universidad Los Andes in Bogotá.

Notable Projects

  • Environmental ethics and the moral consideration of nature.
  • Memory, remembrance, and oblivion.  Limits of the Forgiveness Policy.
  • Dignity. A critical review of a controversial concept.
  • Animal rights. A critical look at the current discussion.

Main Research Results

  • La dimensión ético-existencial del perdón como correctivo de las políticas del perdón (The ethical-existential dimension of forgiveness as a corrective to forgiveness policies) ISSN: 1699-7549
  • Das Gleichgewicht zwischen dem Ästhetischen und dem Ethischen in der Herausarbeitung der Persönlichkeit (III): Die Pflicht als Lebensform. Zur Konkretisierung der Ethik als Aufgabe des Menschen. ISBN: 978-3-11-044502-2
  • Ética del comer. Reflexiones morales sobre el consumo de carne (Eating ethics. Moral reflections on meat consumption) ISSN: 2346-920X p.240 - 263 v.5

Research Portafolio

  • Support to the master's degree in Ethics and the teaching of Ethics under preparation to apply for registration
  • Editiing of the book: "¿A quién pertenece la naturaleza”? ("To whom does nature belong?)
  • Open Chair during the second half of the year 2020 with the topic: "Filosofía y crisis ecológica” ("Philosophy and ecological crisis”)
  • Open Classroom Event (UdeA, Oriente campus) during the first half of 2021 with the topic: "Los animales y la naturaleza. Perspectivas políticas” ("Animals and nature. Political Perspectives”)

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