However, when it comes to moving from discourse to actual reality, many reticences arise, insignificance for some, "ethics, no need to teach it, everyone knows how to do it, like Mr Jourdain who knows how to write prose". Danger for others: ethical expertise could have a claim of truth, of exigency, of questioning. But... "only dead fish always go with the flow...". The living, on the other hand, learn and choose where they want to go. Thus, in establishing these trophies, you had the intuition and the audacity to believe that ethics could be, by the accuracy of its words and its implementation, a path of tolerance, a path of life, and I dare say, of human truth. »Marie-Jo Thiel, Director of the European Centre for Ethics Teaching and Research (CEERE, Strasbourg), first winner of the Ethics Teaching Trophies, 2008.
Doing justice at work
Ethics must remain insolent
He has a doctorate in political research (EHESS) and HDR in philosophy (University of Paris Sorbonne), after having followed a complete course of theology (specializing in political theology and interreligious dialogue).
He has produced more than 150 scientific publications. His latest book is entitled Precautionary Principle, Pluralism, Deliberation. Science and EthicsLondon, ISTE-International and New York, Wiley, 2016, 247 pages. Also published in French, The Deliberation of the Best of Worlds. Between precaution and pluralism, 2017, 311 pages. He co-directs the series Responsible innovation (London, ISTE and New York, Wiley) within the collection " Interdisciplinarity, Sciences and Humanities "He is the author of 21 books, published in French and English. At the same publishers he is responsible for the Epistemology (40 works) within the Sciences project.
His work covers topics in moral philosophy (responsibility, pluralism, values, moral theories), politics (deliberative democracy, responsible democracy), at the interface of the social sciences (critical citizenship, moral sociology) or in interaction with the natural and engineering sciences (ethics and climate governance, precautionary principle, digital humanities, participatory technology assessment).