Dr. Marius Bartmann

Marius Bartmann
© Volker Lannert

Researcher (Scientific Department)

Head of Ethics Project funded by the BMBF:
"Practical Challenges of Climate Change"

University of Bonn
German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences (DRZE)
Bonner Talweg 57
53113 Bonn

0228 / 73-8126


Short Bio

  • Since 2019: Research Associate at the DRZE
  • 2011-2017: PhD in Philosophy at the University of Bonn (funded by a doctoral scholarship from the Studienstiftung)
  • 2013: Visiting Student Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley
  • 2005-2010: BA and MA in Philosophy and German Literature at the University of Heidelberg (funded by a BA/MA scholarship from the Studienstiftung)

Research Interests

  • Ethics of Climate Change
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Metaethics
  • Neuroethics
  • Autonomy

Publications (Selection)



  • 2022: "The Ethics of AI-Powered Climate Nudging – How Much AI Should We Use to Save the Planet?", in: Sustainability 14 (9), 5153. doi: 10.3390/su14095153
  • Forthcoming: "Recommender Systems, Digital Nudging, and Autonomy", in: Genovesi, S./Kaesling, K./Robbins, S. (ed.): Recommender Systems. Cham: Springer.
  • Forthcoming: "Climate Change Justice – Ethical Aspects", in: Sturma, D./Lanzerath, D. (Hg.): Climate Change Justice. An expert report by the DRZE. Freiburg: Alber.
  • Forthcoming: "Wittgenstein on the Language of Time and the Solipsism of the Present", in: Sturma, D./Ettinger, U. (ed.): Mind and Time. Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • 2019: "Facts and Realism in Philosophy", in: Fludernik, M./Ryan, M.-L. (Hg.): Handbook of Narrative Factuality. Berlin: DeGruyter, 209-227.
  • "Enactivism in Later Wittgenstein", in: Moyal-Sharrock, D./Munz, V./Coliva, A. (Hg.): Geist, Sprache und Handlung, 36. Internationales Wittgenstein Symposium 2013, Beiträge der ÖLWG Band XXI, 36-39.
  • "On the Very Idea of Imposition. Some Remarks on Searl's Social Ontology", in: Rivista di Estetica, 57 (3/2014), LIV, 155-164.

Talks and Panel Discussions (Selection)

  • "Climate Justice"; Academy for International Education (06. Juni 2022; University of Bonn)
  • "Klimaethik im digitalen Zeitalter"; Conference of the Fachverband Philosophie e.V.: Überwindung oder Verlust des Menschlichen? Entwicklungen der Biotechnik und Digitalisierung aus ethischer Sicht (12 November 2022; Wiesbaden)
  • "Ethics of Neuroenhancement"; Guest Lecturer in the lecture series Red Biotechnology (02. November 2022; FH Aachen)
  • "Practical Challenges of Climate Change"; BION Spring Conference (06 April 2022; University of Bonn)
  • Panelist at the Recommender Systems Conference – Legal and Ethical Issues (9-10 December 2021; University of Bonn)
  • Moderator at the Sustainable AI Conference (15-17 June 2021; Institute for Science and Ethics (IWE), University of Bonn)
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