Project Ambiguität und Ethik

Basic data

Title:
Ambiguität und Ethik
Begin:
01/10/2013
Abstract / short description:
Ambiguity, understood as an expression that has two or more meanings, is a characteristic feature of language and communication. It can occur both in spontaneous everyday discourse and in complex texts. In order to understand why communication succeeds in spite of or even because of ambiguity, but also why it may fail because of this and which effects are caused by ambiguity, the isolated approaches of individual disciplines must be overcome. The aim of the Research Training Group is to show that through cooperation of the language-oriented disciplines, new insights concerning the production and perception of ambiguity, i.e. when it comes into being and when it is resolved, can be gained. It also needs to be considered in what way ambiguity might be connected to ethical-moral valuations and which role ambiguity plays for ethical judgment (as formed by language).
Keywords:
ambiguity
Ambiguität
ethics
Ethik
communication
Kommunikation
Urteilsbildung
language
Sprache

Involved staff

Managers

Dietrich, Julia
International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)
Centers

Local organizational units

International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)
Centers
University of Tübingen

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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