Dr. Sebastian Weydner-Volkmann (née Sebastian Volkmann) is a post-doctoral researcher in Philosophy and Applied Ethics. He works at the University of Freiburg's Centre for Security and Society and Husserl Archive, where he has been part of the research staff since Mai 2012. For two interim periods, he took the position as Administrative Manager of the CSS. As part of the EU FP7 project XP-DITE, he has developed a framework for the ethical evaluation of airport checkpoints. Currently, he leads the Freiburg research contribution to the EU H2020 project TRESSPASS. Furthermore, he is part of the research and teaching staff at Freiburg’s Department of Philosophy and is involved in establishing the tri-national graduate academy SERIOR.

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General Information


Email: sebastian.volkmann(at)philosophie.uni-freiburg.de

Telephone: +49 (0)761 203 - 97727

Address: Werthmannstr. 15, D-79098 Freiburg, Germany


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Main Research Interests

  • Applied Ethics in the field of civil security
  • Philosophy of Technology and Technology Assessment (TA)
  • Mechanisms of surveillance and control
  • Theory of democracy
  • Epistemology and meta-ethics
  • Classical American Pragmatism and Hermeneutics