Vice-Chair

Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. h. c.

Julian Nida-Rümelin

Ludwig Maximilians University Munich

Focus of the Commitment in the German Ethics Council

  • Ethics of Risk
  • Digitisation
  • Economic Ethics
  • Education
  • Ecology and Animal Welfare

Contact for Press Enquiries on the Following Topics 

  • Ethics of Risk
  • Digitisation
  • Economic Ethics
  • Education
  • Ecology and Animal Welfare

Born in 1954

Professional Background

  • Since 2009 Professor of Philosophy and Political Theory at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
  • Since 2002 Honorary Professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin at the Institute for Philosophy
  • 2011-2016 Spokesperson of the Munich Center for Ethics (Münchner Kompetenzzentrum Ethik)
  • 2009-2012 Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies of the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
  • 2004-2012 Chairman of the board of trustees of the German Study Prize (Deutscher Studienpreis)
  • 2009-2011 President of the German Society for Philosophy
  • 2004-2009 Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at the Geschwister Scholl Institute, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (2004-2007 Director of the Geschwister Scholl Institute)
  • 1993-2003 Professor of Philosophy at the Georg August University Göttingen (successor of Günther Patzig)
  • 1994-1997 President of the Society for Analytical Philosophy (Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie)
  • 1991-1993 Member of the board of directors of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
  • 1991-1993 Professor of Ethics in the Life Sciences at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
  • 1989 Habilitation at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (with Wolfgang Stegmüller)
  • 1984 Doctorate at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
  • Studies in Physics and Philosophy (with the subsidiary subjects Mathematics, Political Science, Logic and Philosophy of Science) at the Universities of Munich and Tübingen

Memberships

  • Since April 2020 Member of the German Ethics Council and Vice-Chair of the Council
  • Head of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics in the Sciences at the University of Tübingen
  • Spokesperson of the Master's Programme Philosophy – Politics – Economics (Philosophie – Politik – Wirtschaft)
  • Spokesperson of the Centre for Digitisation in Bavaria for the Cultural Sector (Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern für den Bereich Kultur)
  • Member of the board of directors of the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (Bayerisches Forschungsinstitut für digitale Transformation)
  • Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • Member of the Academy for Ethics in Medicine

Distinctions

  • 2019 Bavarian Order of Merit
  • 2016 European Medal of the Bavarian State Government
  • 2014 Honorary doctorate of the University of Trieste

Publications (Selection)

  • Nida-Rümelin, J. (2020): Eine Theorie praktischer Vernunft. Berlin.
  • Nida-Rümelin, J. (2018): Unaufgeregter Realismus. Paderborn.
  • Nida-Rümelin, J.; Weidenfeld, N. (2018): Digitaler Humanismus – Eine Ethik für das digitale Zeitalter. München.
  • Nida-Rümelin, J. (2017): Über Grenzen denken – Eine Ethik der Migration. Hamburg.
  • Nida-Rümelin, J. (2016): Humanistische Reflexionen. Frankfurt am Main.
  • Nida-Rümelin, J. (2013): Philosophie einer humanen Bildung. Hamburg.
  • Nida-Rümelin, J.; Rath, B.; Schulenburg, J. (2012): Risikoethik. Berlin; Boston.
  • Nida-Rümelin, J. (2011): Die Optimierungsfalle. Philosophie einer humanen Ökonomie. München.
  • Nida-Rümelin, J. (2009): Philosophie und Lebensform. Frankfurt am Main.
  • Nida-Rümelin, J. (2005): Angewandte Ethik. Die Bereichsethiken und ihre theoretische Fundierung. Ein Handbuch. Stuttgart.
  • Nida-Rümelin, J. (2002): Ethische Essays. Frankfurt am Main.