Institute of the Weltethos Foundation
at the University of Tübingen

Dr. Jonathan Keir

Dr. Jonathan Keir studied Philosophy and Comparative Literature at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) before leaving his homeland to embark on doctoral study in the European Humanities via an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

Since a postdoctoral stint in Tübingen in 2014-15 he has been closely associated with the Global Ethic Project, both as a lecturer at the Global Ethic Institute and via project work for his current employer, the Karl Schlecht Foundation. From 2018 to 2020 he enjoyed a productive hiatus as an Associate Researcher at Peking University’s Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies.

His publications include Warriors for Civilization (2014), From Global Ethic to World Ethos? (2018), Peking Eulogy (2020), Four Humanisms in One Day (2021) and The House that Fromm Built (2022). He is currently working on a book project Ends of Europe.