Short CV/Education and training

Academic Record

  • 2000
    M.A. in Philosophy and Political Science: University of Bremen, Germany Thesis: John Rawls – Theory of Justice – A Critical Discussion

  • 2001
    Dr. Phil. in Philosophy: University of Bremen, Germany, Thesis: Grenzen der Gerechtigkeit – Zur Begründung eines transnationalen Legitimationsgrundsatzes [Borders of Justice – A Principle of Transnational Legitimation]

  • 2006
    Habilitation in Philosophy: University of Bremen, Germany, Habilitationsschrift: Dimensionen der Unparteilichkeit – Adam Smith auf der Suche nach dem moralischen Standpunkt [Dimensions of Impartiality – Adam Smith's Quest for the Moral Standpoint], Colloquium: "Pflichten gegen sich selbst" Kritische Erörterung einer These Immanuel Kants [On Kant's thesis of "duties against oneself"] Bremen (July 2006)

Carrer History

  • 2000 – 2003
    Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (equiv. Lecturer), Institute for Philosophy, University of Bremen, Germany

  • 2003 – 2007
    Wissenschaftliche Assistentin (equiv. Assistent/Associate Professor), Institute for Philosophy, University of Bremen, Germany

  • 2007
    Visiting Professor at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN), University of Oslo

  • 2008
    Visiting Professor at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN), University of Oslo

  • 2007 – 2012
    Professor for Philosophy/Practical Philosophy with an emphasis on Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, History of Philosophy and Head of the Institute of Philosophy (07.2007-11.2008), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

  • 2008 – 2011
    Director of the Ethics Programme (Professor) University of Oslo (sabbatical)

  • Current position: Professor for Philosophy, University of Bergen, Norway

Selected publications

Monographs

  • Dimensionen der Unparteilichkeit: Adam Smith auf der Suche nach dem moralischen Standpunkt [Dimensions of Impartiality: Adam Smith's Quest for the Moral Standpoint], Paderborn: mentis- Verlag (forthcoming)

  • Grenzen der Rechtfertigung: Internationale Gerechtigkeit durch transnationale Legitimation [Borders of Justification: International Justice through Transnational Legitimization], Paderborn: mentis-Verlag (2005)

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "Adam Smith's story of moral progress", in: The International Adam Smith Review 6, Hg. Fonna Forman-Barzilai, London, New York: Routledge (2011); anonymous peer review

  • "On the very idea of a transcultural morality: Adam Smith's contextualist approach to ethics", in: Philosophie und Transkulturalita't: On Being Human, Hg. Hong-Bin Lim / Georg Mohr, Frank- furt/M.: Peter Lang (2011)

  • "Double-standard – naturally! Smith and Rawls: A Comparison of Methods", in: New Voices on Adam Smith, Hg. Leonidas Montes/Eric Schliesser, London, New York: Routledge (2006); anon- ymous peer review

  • "Sympathische Unparteilichkeit: Adam Smith's moralischer Kontextualismus", in: Adam Smith als Moralphilosoph, Hg. Christel Fricke / Hans Peter Schütt, Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2005)

  • "Cultural Integrity and Human Rights. A four-level-model of legal culture", in: Transculturality – Epistemology, Ethics and Politics, Hg. Hans-Jörg Sandkühler / Hong-Bin Lim, Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang (2004)

  • "On the Relevance of Public Reason for Democratic Peace", in: Transculturality – Epistemology, Ethics and Politics, Hg. Hans-Jörg Sandkühler / Hong-Bin Lim, Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang (2004)

  • "Staatliche Souveränität und Menschenrechte. Das Recht auf demokratische Partizipation als ein Menschenrecht zweiter Ordnung", in: 15. Bremer Universitätsgespräch: Demokratie und Menschenrechte in einer globalisierenden Welt Bremen: Universitätsverlag Aschenbeck & Isensee (2003)

  • "Europa zwischen nationaler und globaler Rechtskultur" (Europe between National and Global Legal Culture), (mit Georg Mohr), in: Europäische Identität: Paradigmen und Methodenfragen, Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung, Hg. Ralf Elm, Baden-Baden: Nomos (2002)


Selected projects

  • Philosophy of International Law: History, Concepts and Normative Foundations (co-operation with Prof. Andreas Niederberger University of Frankfurt/University of Duisburg- Essen)

  • "Legitimate Agency: Guidelines for the Reform of the World Security Council"

  • "From Social Conventions to Moral Norms / emotions in moral motivation and norm justification" (co-operation with the centre of excellence Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN), University of Oslo)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

International Refereeing Activities

  • Danish Research Council

  • Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie

  • Erkenntnis

  • Journal of Global Ethics

  • The International Adam Smith Review

  • Luxemburger Nationalfonds

  • Schweizerischer Nationalfonds Zur Fo?rderung Der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung

  • PhD committees (Germany / UK)

Membership in Academic Societies

  • Norwegian Kant Society

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie (DGPHIL)

  • Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie (GAP)

  • Internationale Vereinigung für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie (IVR) International Adam Smith Society (IASS)

  • British International Studies Association (BISA)

  • Society for Applied European Thought (SAET)

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