Institute of the Weltethos Foundation
at the University of Tübingen

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Fellowship at the Global Ethic Institute – The search was successful!

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A candidate has been sought for the project “The Reciprocity of Human Duties and Rights as a Basis for Examining and Assessing the Responsibilities, Decisions, and Leadership Practices of Boards of Directors and Executive Management” (working title). The fellowship position is funded by the non-profit Karl Schlecht Foundation.

Dr. Hannes Kuch (Photo: fiph)

The Global Ethic Institute and the Karl Schlecht Foundation are pleased to have brought this search to a successful end with Dr. Hannes Kuch from the Institute of Philosophy and Historical Studies at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. For three months, Dr. Kuch, who submitted his habilitation thesis in the spring of this year and whose DFG project “Economy and Social Freedom” is nearing completion, will provide scientific support for the Karl Schlecht Foundation’s research project. It’s a task the 43-year-old is looking forward to: “Researching the status of human rights in entrepreneurial activity requires taking ethical, social and economic contexts into account. My academic work has long focused on these three fields. I studied philosophy, sociology and economics at the Goethe University in Frankfurt and at the Free University in Berlin. My habilitation thesis is also about a connection of these three fields: There I critically examine the relationship between economics and democracy in contemporary theories of democracy and justice, especially in Jürgen Habermas, John Rawls, and Axel Honneth. I show that G.W.F. Hegel’s theory of morality offers us a central but neglected insight: The realization of social justice depends on an effective sense of justice, which must be fostered in specific economic structures and institutions.”