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Marie Göbel is a PhD researcher in the NWO Vici project “Human Dignity as the Foundation of Human Rights?” at Utrecht University, department of philosophy. In her PhD project she investigates the conceptual relations between the notions of human dignity, human rights, and democratic change, with a focus on political conceptions of human dignity and human rights. Other areas of philosophical interest include Kantian practical philosophy, the relation between morality and legality, and theories of radical democracy.


Marie Göbel studied Philosophy, Political Science and Government, and German Literature in Bonn, Germany, and Easton, Massachusetts. She graduated in 2009 with a thesis on Kant’s theory of moral motivation (cum laude). During her studies she worked as a student assistant at the Institute of Science and Ethics (Bonn), where she was also a member of the Editorial Board of the Yearbook for Science and Ethics. After completing her studies Marie Göbel worked as a research assistant in the interdisciplinary (legal and philosophical) junior research group Norm-Setting in the Modern Life Sciences at the Institute of Science and Ethics. Before coming to Utrecht, she also did a practical training in the Editorial Office Philosophy of the De Gruyter publishing house in Berlin, worked as assistant of the general manager of a non-governmental educational association in Düsseldorf, and freelanced in cultural event-management.

Marie Göbel translated several essays, among others: Martin Heidegger: Zur Frage nach der Bestimmung der Sache des Denkens. Translation from German to English (together with Prof. Dr. Richard Capobianco; published in: Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, Vol. 14 (2010).); Scott R. Sehon: Deviant causal chains and the irreducibility of teleological explanation. Translation from English to German (together with Dr. Christoph Bambauer; published in: Horn, Christoph / Löhrer, Guido (ed.): Gründe und Zwecke. Texte zur aktuellen Handlungstheorie. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 2010.)

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  2016 - Other output
M.G. Gobel (23.06.2016) Neuere Ansätze zur Menschenwürde [New Approaches to Human Dignity]
  2015 - Other output
M.G. Gobel (23.11.2015) Between Necessity and Contingency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Normativity of Human Rights
M.G. Gobel (27.05.2015) Presentation "Does a Moral Rights-Theory Contribute to Our Understanding of Legal Human Rights?"
M.G. Gobel (23.11.2015) Presentation "Philosophical Justifications of Human Rights: Sociological and Historical Challenges" (together with Marcus Düwell)
M.G. Gobel (22.06.2015) Presentation "Welche Rolle spielen moralische Menschenrechte bei der moralischen Bewertung positiver Menschenrechte?" [What Role Do Moral Human Rights Play in the Moral Evaluation of Legal Human Rights?]
M.G. Gobel (23.11.2015) Workshop Between Necessity and Contingency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Normativity of Human Rights
  2014 - Other output
M.G. Gobel (05.07.2014) Presentation: "Human dignity from a "Western" perspective: What does it imply in terms of duties and rights?" (publication in preparation)
M.G. Gobel (07.11.2014) Presentation: Human Rights in Kant?
M.G. Gobel (26.05.2014) Presentation: Under which conditions could respect be the foundation of human rights in Kant? (Publication in preparation)
  2013 - Other output
M.G. Gobel (25.08.2013) Presentation: "Human rights: a moral or political concept?"
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