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Peter G. Kirchschläger

Institution Faculty of Theology, University of Lucerne
Position Full Professor of Theological Ethics, Director of the Institute of Social Ethics ISE
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Recent Publications
  • Authored Books: Kirchschläger, P. G. (2021). Digital Transformation and Ethics: Ethical Considerations on the Robotization and Automatization of Society and Economy and the Use of Artificial Intelligence. Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verlag.
  • Journal Articles: Kirchschläger, P. G. (2022). Ethische KI? Datenbasierte Systeme (DS) mit Ethik. HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik, 59 (2), 482–49.
  • • Kirchschläger, P. G. (2021). A human right to music – an ethical justification. International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 8 (4), 284–297.
  • Kirchschläger, P. G. (2020). Artificial Intelligence and the Complexity of Ethics. Asian Horizons, 14 (3), 587–600.
  • Kirchschläger, P. G. (2020). Continued Confinement of Those Most Vulnerable to COVID-19: Suerie Moon, Eva Maria Belser, Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Pascal Mahon, Cornelia Hummel and more.. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, 30 (3/4), 401–418.
  • Kirchschläger, P. G. (2020). Human Dignity and Human Rights: Fostering and Protecting Pluralism and Particularity. Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society, 90–106.
  • Kirchschläger, P. G. (2020). Kollektive versus individuelle Religionsfreiheit – was ist gerecht? Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie, 52–66.
  • Book Chapters: Kirchschläger, Peter G. (2022). Music and a ‘Universal Culture of Human Rights’. In Fifer, Julian, Impey, Angela, Kirchschläger, Peter G., Nowak, Manfred & Ulrich, Georg (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Music and Human Rights (447–59). London: Routledge.
  • Kirchschläger, P. G. (2021). Ethics of Blockchain Technology. In Ulshöfer, Gotlind, Kirchschläger, Peter G. & Huppenbauer, Markus (Eds.), Digitalisierung aus theologischer und ethischer Perspektive. Konzeptionen – Anfragen – Impulse (Vol. 22, pp. 185–209). Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verlag.
  • Kirchschläger, P. G. (2020). Digitaler Wandel – theologisch-ethische Perspektiven. In Burke, Andree, Hiepel, Ludger, Niggemeier, Volker & Zimmermann, Barbara (Hrsg.), Theologiestudium im digitalen Zeitalter. (S. 121–138). Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer.
  • Kirchschläger, P. G. (2020). Künstliche Intelligenz und digitale Transformation aus theologisch-ethischer Perspektive. In Durst, Michael & Wasmaier-Sailer, Margit (Hrsg.), Christsein in der Welt (Theologische Berichte 40) (S. 147–177). Freiburg i. Br. / Basel / Wien: Herder.
  • Kirchschläger, P. G. (2020). The correlation between ethics and technology. In Isetti, Giulia, Innerhofer, Elisa, Pechlaner, Harald & de Rachewiltz, Michael (Hrsg.), Religion in the Age of Digitalization: From New Media to Spiritual Machines (S. 165–180). London: Routledge.
Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Research Fellow at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein (South Africa)
  • Founder and Director of the "Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context LSUE" under the patronage of UNESCO
  • Founder and Director of the "Lucerne Graduate School in Ethics LGSE" at the Institute of Social Ethics ISE of the University of Lucerne
  • Consultative expert in ethics of national and international organizations and institutions (e.g., UN, UNESCO, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe [OSCE], European Union [EU], Council of Europe, Companies and NGOs)
  • Reviewer of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft FFG, the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, the Estonian Research Council, des Schweizerischen Nationalfonds SNF, and of the Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik zfwu
  • Member of the Commission Justitia et Pax of the Swiss Bishop’s Conference
  • Academic Director of the Freedom Flowers Foundation and Human Rights Adviser of the Non-Profit Organization „Musicians for Human Rights“.
  • Member of the the Advisory-Board of the Think Tank for Decentralization "Dezentrum"
  • Associate Editor of the Journal «AI Perspectives»
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal «Asian Horizons»