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Guest Lecture by Cecile Fabre:

Protecting Humankind’s Common Cultural Heritage: The Problem of Cultural Appropriation

We have invited Cecile Fabre (All Souls College, Oxford) to give a guest lecture at our Department.

December 14, 2023, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Deparment of Philosophy, room 3D
NIG, 7 Universitätsstraße, 1010 Vienna

The thought that there are cultural landmarks which have universal value is a familiar one. It is at the heart of UNESCO’s and the World Heritage’s mission, and is affirmed in a number of international declarations, not least the Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage. For all its appeal, UNESCO’s ideals raise some deep concerns. In particular, it is not easy to articulate an account of universal value; and it is not easy to show why we are under moral obligations in respect of that heritage. Nevertheless, I attempt to defend those ideals. I seek to show that the protection of humankind’s heritage, qua humankind’s, not only is a moral imperative: more strongly put, it is a duty of justice. I then address one of the most important objections to it – namely that it undermines states’ and their citizenries’ legitimate interest in deciding what to do with landmarks which are located on their territory.

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Professorship of Ethics with special emphasis on Applied Ethics at University of Vienna

Vice-Director of Doctoral Studies Program and Vice-Director of The Vienna Doctoral School of Philosophy

Research areas

Ethics, political philosophy, applied ethics

Consultation hours and supervision (by appointment)

Thursdays, 5 – 6 pm
(during the semester; there are no consultation hours on holidays or during semester breaks).
next available appointments: Thu Nov 30th

Please schedule an appointment with the office: until Tuesday at the latest (earlier for supervision requests).

For enquiries regarding thesis supervision (Master theses, dissertations), please submit an elaborate outline (10-12 pages, including your research question, line of reasoning, and literature) until Friday the week before at the latest.


For organisational matters, please contact my office:

Sophie Kroiss, B.A. B.A.
Department of Philosophy, D.0303
Universitätsstraße 7 (NIG), 1010 Wien
Telefon: +43-1-4277-46403
Di-Fr 10:00-12:00

Students can contact my teaching assistant:

Teaching assistant
Eva Hijlkema

Faculty of Philosophy and Education
Department of Philosophy
University of Vienna
Universitätsstr. 7 (NIG), 1010 Vienna

T: +43-1-4277-464 89


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Professur für Ethik mit besonderer Berücksichtigung von angewandter Ethik an der Universität Wien

Vize-Doktoratsstudienprogrammleiterin und Vize-Direktorin der Vienna Doctoral School of Philosophy


Ethik, politische Philosophie, angewandte Ethik

Sprechstunde und Betreuungen

Die reguläre Sprechstunde findet während des Semesters donnerstags von 17 bis 18 Uhr statt. Während der vorlesungsfreien Zeit wird keine Sprechstunde abgehalten.
Nächste Termine: 30. November

Bitte melden Sie sich zur Sprechstunde bis zum Dienstag derselben Woche bei Sophie Kroiss ( an.

Für Betreuungsanfragen schicken Sie bitte im Zuge der Terminvereinbarung bereits bis zum Freitag der vorangehenden Woche ein ausführliches Exposé (10-12 Seiten) inkl. ausformulierter Forschungsfrage, geplanter Argumentation und Forschungsliteratur.


Für organisatorische Fragen wenden Sie sich bitte an meine

Sophie Kroiss, BA BA
Institut für Philosophie, D.0303
Universitätsstraße 7 (NIG), 1010 Wien
Telefon: +43-1-4277-46403
Di-Fr 10:00-12:00

Studierende wenden sich bitte an

Eva Hijlkema

wissenschaftliche Assistenz
Eva Liedauer, BA MA
Lisa Tragbar, MA
Ali Emre Benli, PhD

Fakultät für Philosophie und Bildungswissenschaft
Institut für Philosophie
Universität Wien
1010 Wien, Universitätsstraße 7 (NIG)
T: +43-1-4277-46489