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Ines Schröder, M.A.






Department of Philosophy
University of Freiburg
Platz der Universität 3
79098 Freiburg

Room 1065a


Consultation hours:

Office at the floor of the ethics committee

University medical centre Freiburg
Engelbergerstraße 21, 1. floor
79106 Freiburg






Research Interests


    • Philosophy of science and technology and human-machine interaction from a phenomenological-anthropological perspective (artificial intelligence – human intelligence, embodiment, trust) (Merleau-Ponty, Waldenfels)
    • Philosophy of information and digital technologies (Donna Haraway, Luciano Floridi, Don Ihde
    • Political philosophy and philosophical anthropology (Hannah Arendt – Kant, Hans Blumenberg, Helmuth Plessner, Hans Jonas, Martha C. Nussbaum, Aristoteles
    • Climate ethics and natural philosophy
    • Transdisciplinary knowledge production and transformation, ethics and epistemology
    • Feminist and queer theories in the context of technology studies





    • Schröder, I. et al. (2023): Can robots be trustworthy? Reflections about responsive robots and trust as a human capability.In: Ethik in der Medizin, 35, pages 221-246 (2023).





    • “Questioning the Black Box: Philosophical-anthropological dimensions in designing AI-systems” Neurotechnology Meets AI: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications, Conference, München, 2022.
    • “Variations of Trust: Towards a responsive postphenomenology of forming relations.“ Postphenomenology and human-technology relations, Workshop, University of Bremen, 2023.





    • Winter semester 2023/2024

Theatre seminar: Performative philosophy of the future I + I

Masterseminar-Kooperation: "MenschVertrautMaschine" (with the Institute of Cultural Anthropology)

    • Summer semester 2023

Undergraduate seminar: Theories of peace

    • Winter semester 2022/2023

Undergraduate seminar: Climate ethics





    • Since 2021: Research assistant at the Chair in Contemporary Philosophy and Technology and at the Freiburg Neuroethics and AI Ethics Lab (Project AI Trust).
    • Erasmus Price of the University College Freiburg 2022.
    • 2015-2021: Various activities as a student assistant and tutor at the University of Freiburg Department of Philosophy and the Chair in Contemporary Philosophy and Technology (interpretation courses: Helmuth Plessner; Aristoteles); work as a teacher of German as a foreign language; freelance work as a course leader for art courses (Jugendbildungswerk Freiburg).
    • 2015-2016: Language stay in Pau, France; internship at the Deutsche Schule Prague, Czech Republic
    • 2012-2021: Course of study in English studies, philosophy, and German studies (state examination with distinction) at the University of Freiburg. Work as a student assistant at the Cluster of Excellence ‘Brain Links-Brain Tools’ at the University of Freiburg and at Nexus Experiments. Translation work for the project ‘Störung.          
    • 2011-2012: Foreign language assistance at the Husova comprehensive school, Liberec, Czech Republic. Voluntary social year at Goethe Institute Prague.





    • Literature reading project fast|was.
    • Group for improvised theatre: Apropos Impropos.