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10: The Biological Roots of Altruism, Justice and Morality

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Professor and Head, Department of Cognitive Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna Chair
Professor and Director, Anthropological Institute & Museum, University of Zürich Chair

Mag. Dr. Ludwig HUBER

Professor and Head, Department of Cognitive Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna

1991 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Zoology, University of Vienna, supervisor: R. Riedl
1991-2000 University assistant at the Institute of Zoology, University of Vienna
1995-2003 Head of the Department of Theoretical Biology at the Institute of Zoology
2000 Habilitation, Zoology, University of Vienna
2000 Associate Professor for Zoology at the University of Vienna
since 2005 Guest professor at the Dept of Anthropology, Charles University, Prague
2005-2010 Head of the Emerging Focus "Biology of Cognition" and the Priority Research Program "Cognition" of the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna
2005-2008 Co-ordinator of the 3-yrs EU-project EDICI (FP6; 12129) "Evolution, development and intentional control of imitation"
2008-2012 Vice president, Austrian representative and member of the Steering Committee of the ESF Network Program "Comparative Cognition"
 from 9/2011 Full Professor at the Messerli Institute Vienna
 Prof. Huber's research is devoted to the study of cognition in a comparative, biological framework. With its roots in ethology, and a strong combination of field and laboratory experimentation, he is applying the comparative method to a wide variety of organisms (from reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds to mammals). Despite long-lasting interests in physical/technical cognition, perceptual cognition, and the evolution of cognition, his current research focus is social cognition, with special emphasis on the mechanisms underlying learning through conspecific observation. Applied work focuses on human-animal interactions and ethical issues.
2010-2011 Head of the Department of Cognitive Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna

Dr. Carel VAN SCHAIK

Professor and Director, Anthropological Institute & Museum, University of Zürich

1985-1986 Postdoctoral Fellow, Deptment of Biology, Princeton University, USA
1986-1987 Lecturer, Laboratory of Comparative Physiology, University of Utrecht, NL
1987-1989 Senior Research Fellow Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences
1989-1904 Associate, then Full Professor, Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
since 2004 Professor, Director, Anthropological Institute & Museum, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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