Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics

Living Edition
| Editors: David M. Kaplan

Institute Technology-Theology-Natural Sciences (TTN), Munich

  • Stephan Schleissing
  • Christian Dürnberger
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6167-4_382-3

History of the Institute

The Institute Technology-Theology-Natural Sciences (TTN) is an independent affiliated institute for applied ethics at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich. It aims to promote a constructive discussion on ethical issues in sciences and technology, with particular focus on the interdisciplinary dialogue between natural sciences, humanities, and theology.

In Munich in May 1992, a group of experts in the field of sciences and representatives of the churches and the economy founded an organization to promote communication and understanding between the areas of technology, theology, and natural sciences. The ambition of the society (including, e.g., the protestant theologian Trutz Rendtorff and the geneticist, biochemist, and later president of the European Research Council Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker) was to deepen the interdisciplinary dialogue concerning the ethical aspects of technological, scientific, and economic development. One year later, the Institute TTN...


Ethical Aspect Food Animal Production Cultural Concept Round Table Discussion Scientific Freedom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Managing director of the Institute TTNBavariaGermany
  2. 2.Hochschule für Philosophie MünchenMunichGermany