Research group

Center for European Philosophy


  • Research and referee assignments concerning philosophy in general, philosophy of religion, world views and their interactions with culture and society.
  • Metaphysics: history of metaphysics (Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Descartes, Hegel), history of the critique of metaphysics, debates about the end of metaphysics (Habermas), history of post-metaphysical thought, contemporary concepts of metaphysics. Emmanuel Kant: Kant's place in the history of (the critique of) metaphysics, Kant's moral philosophy and Kantian ethics, Kant's moral anthropology and Kantian moral anthropology, Kant's philosophy of religion, Kant's theory of evil, Kant's political philosophy, Kant's philosophy of history, Kant's theory of aesthetic judgment. History of philosophy: philosophy of the Enlightenment, German Idealism, Neokantianism, hermeneutics, critical theory, Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer, the heritage of Kant in contemporary philosophy. Hannah Arendt: Arendt's theory of politics, Arendt's theory of labor, work and action, Arendt's theory of thinking, willing and judging, Arendt's theory individual and political liberty, Arendt's concept of evil, Arendt's theory of history, the influence of Kant on Arendt. Ernst Cassirer: neokantianism, critical philosophy of culture, the Davoser debate between Cassirer and Heidegger. Philosophy of Culture: the culture of Enlightenment and contemporary culture, the rhetoric of Enlightenment in contemporary public debate. Political philosophy: political myths, (history of the concept of) political liberty, free speech and freedom of self-expression, liberalism, republicanism, citizenship, John Stuart Mill, Isaiah Berlin, Quinten Skinner, Phillip Pettit, Onora O'Neill.


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