Christoph Ammann, Dr. theol.
Dr. theol. Christoph Ammann currently works as a senior teaching and research associate at the Institute of Social Ethics at the Zurich University Centre for Ethics. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, in 2007, with a thesis about the ethical importance of emotions which was rated summa cum laude and awarded with the "Semesterpreis" of the Theological Faculty of the University of Zurich. He is working on a habilitation project with the working title "Animals as fellow creatures", focussing on the moral status of human beings and animals. His research interests lie in the field of theological and philosophical animal ethics, in approaches to ethics after Wittgenstein (e.g. Cora Diamond, Stanley Cavell), in the ethical thought of Søren Kierkegaard and in basic questions concerning the the relationship of theological and philosophical ethics. Christoph Ammann is part of the ethics committee for animal experimentation of the Canton of Zurich.