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dr. barbara muraca

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Soziologie
Carl-Zeiß-Straße 2
07743 Jena

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research profile

Research Field: Ethics; Environmental Philosophy, Social Philosophy. Research topics:Ecology, Sustainability Theory; Degrowth-research; Process Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy


Since Jan 2012: Post-doc-researcher. University of Jena. DFG-research group on post-growth-societies

2008-2011: lecturer at the University of Greifswald (environmental philosophy, political philosophy, theory of sustainability, feminist philosophy, ethics)

Ph.D. in Philosophy - University of Greifswald - dissertation topic: process philosophy as a theoretical background for a theory of strong sustainability (2008)

MA in Philosophy - University of Turin (Italy) (1998)

selected publicationen

The conceptual background of the Décroissance movement in southern Europe - an analysis from the point of view of social philosophy, in: Environmental Values (currently being reviewed).

Towards a fair degrowth-society: Justice and the right to a 'good life' beyond growth, in: Futures (accepted for publication; exp. 2012).

The Map of Moral Significance: a new matrix for environmental ethics, in: Environmental Values 20 (2011), 375-396.

Strong sustainability as a frame for sustainability communication (zusammen mit Konrad Ott und Christian Baatz). In: Godemann, J., Michelsen, G. (Hg..): Sustainability Communication: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Theoretical Foundations. Springer 2010, 13-26.

Ecology between natural science and environmental ethics. Whitehead's Philosophy of Organism and its contribution to an ecological worldview in: Weber, M. (Hg.): Handbook of Whiteheadien Process Thought. Frankfurt, Lancaster: Ontos 2008, 33-50.

Getting Over "Nature": Modern Bifurcations, Postmodern Possibilities, in: Keller, C.; Kearns, L. (Hg.): Ecospirit. Religions and Philosophies for the Earth. New York: Fordham University Press 2007, 156-177.