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Lukas Kaelin

Lukas Kaelin

Visiting Scholar, The Europe Center

Encina Hall
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305

Research Interests

Public Sphere and its Transformations (Media, Culture, Social Institutions), Medical Ethics in its Cultural Context


Lukas Kaelin is postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Law in Medicine at the University of Vienna. He has been Visiting Professor at Philosophy Department at the Ateneo de Manila University from 2006-2008. His primary research interest entitled "Redefining the Public Sphere" lies in the current transformation and manifold contentions of the public sphere in view of the rapid media development, the shortcomings of the liberal concept of the public sphere and shifts of the public/private differentiation.

Recent publications include the monograph “Strong Family, Weak State. Hegel’s Political Philosophy and the Filipino Family" (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2012), and two forthcoming edited volumes on medical ethics: “The Conception of the Human Person in Medicine. Exploring the Boundaries between Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine” (Verlag Ӧsterreich, 2013) and “Wieviel Deutsch braucht man, um gesund zu sein? Migration, Übersetzung und Gesundheit” (Verlag Ӧsterreich, 2013).