Doctoral student

 Eike Buhr, M.Ed.

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Postal address

Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Faculty VI - Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Health Services Research
Medical Ethics Division
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
26129 Oldenburg


Visting address

Campus Haarentor, Building V04
Ammerländer Heerstraße 140 
26129 Oldenburg

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Eike Buhr M.Ed.

Eike Buhr studied history and philosophy at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. He was a student assistant at the Institute for Educational Science in Münster and a research assistant in the project Neuro-enhancement in the educational and business sector (funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)). In his master thesis, he discussed transcranial magnetic stimulation as a potential form of neuro-enhancement in the context of resource allocation within the welfare-state. After the second state examination and a position as an associate lecturer at the Hochschule Darmstadt, has been a research assistant in the Division for Ethics in Medicine since January 2020.

His field of interests comprises political philosophy with a focus on contemporary theories of justice, the philosophy of Hannah Arendt as well as questions of social philosophy and philosophy of law. In the context of bioethics, he is mainly interested in the ethics of resource allocation and the philosophy of personhood. Furthermore, he is interested in the philosophy of education, especially in the context of digitalisation. Within the EIDEC project, he studies the social acceptance and the ethical acceptability of assistive and monitoring systems for people with dementia with a special focus on the ethics of privacy.


Since 01/2020 Research Assistant in the Division for Ethics in Medicine at the Department for Health Services Research, School for Medicine and Health Sciences, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Winter term 2019/20 Associate lecturer at the department of social sciences at the Hochschule Darmstadt
2015/16 Research assistant in the project “Neuro-enhancement in the educational and business sector”

10/2016 – 08/2017 Student assistant at the Institute for Educational Science at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster


2nd state examination

05/2017 Master of Education - History and Philosophy,
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
08/2016 Bachelor of Arts - History and Philosophy,
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster



Buhr, Eike: #stayathome als Kolonialisierung der lokalen Privatheit? Eine ethische Auseinandersetzung mit dem Wert des Privaten in Zeiten einer globalen Pandemie, in: ZfPP Bd. 7, (2) 2020, S. 385–416.

Buhr, Eike (2019): Der digitale Raum als ,öffentliche Wir-Welt´: Herausforderungen der Identitätsbildung Heranwachsender im digitalen Raum, in: Stapf, Ingrid et al. (ed.): Aufwachsen mit Medien. Zur Ethik mediatisierter Kindheit und Jugend. Baden-Baden.

Buhr, Eike; Jansen, Ludger; Kiesling, Lars (2016): Manifesting One’s Competences Successfully and Aptly: Enough to beat the skeptic?, in: Bahr, Amrei; Seidel, Markus (ed.): Ernest Sosa – Targeting His Philosophy. Münster.

Conference contributions

Buhr Eike; Welsch Johannes: Empowerment and Privacy. Interdigitating two central concepts in technological-assisted dementia care. Talk at the symposium „Ethical aspects of digital solutions in nursing care“, Hannover, September 16-18, 2020.

Buhr Eike; Schweda, Mark: Der Wert der Privatheit für Menschen mit Demenz: Subjektive Lebensqualität und gutes Leben. Talk at the virtual annual conference of the Akademie für Ethik in der Medizin, September 25, 2020.

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