EELP Visiting Professorship Winter Term 2022/23

Prof. Dr. Luigi Caranti

Luigi Caranti (Ph.D. Boston University) is professor of political philosophy at the Università di Catania, Italy. He worked as visiting researcher in various international institutions including the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University, the Australian National University and the Philipps-Universität – Marburg. His area of specialization is the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. His areas of expertise include the philosophical theory of human rights, democratic peace theory, and contemporary political theory with a special emphasis on distributive justice. A recent field of interest concerns the ethical and political problems surrounding the digital revolution. Principal investigator of various EU funded research projects, including three Marie Curie individual grants (EF, ERG, GF), Caranti currently coordinates a Marie Curie RISE fellowship with a network of over forty Kant scholars based in South America and Europe. His recent publications include The Kantian Federation (CUP 2022) and the edition with Alessandro Pinzani of three volumes on Kant and the problem of knowledge/morality/politics in the contemporary world (Kant and the Problem of Knowledge/Morality/Politics. Rethinking the Contemporary World, Routledge 2022).

About the EELP Visiting Professorship

The EELP Visiting Professorship was set up in the context of the master programme Ethics - Economics Law and Politics and is filled by a non-german visiting professor every semester. Besides the current visiting professor, you can also find a list of the former visiting professors on this page.

Further information about the master programme EELP can be found on the homepage of the programme.

Phone: +49-234-32-28722
Room: GA 3/135

Postal address:
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Institut für Philosophie; GA3/135
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44780 Bochum

Former Visiting Professors

Prof. Dr. Elvio Baccarini (Summer Term 2022)

Elvio Baccarini studied Philosophy at the University of Trieste (BA), Belgrade and Zagreb (MA) and Trieste (PhD). He worked as a research assistant at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Zadar. Currently, he is Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at the University of Rijeka and previously was an Erasmus Guest Professor at the Universities of Hannover, Potsdam, San Raffaele in Milan, and Pavia. Additionally, he gave guest lectures and seminars at the Universities of Oxford, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Iceland in Reykjavik, Berlin, Bologna, Milan, Rome, and the Central European University. In his recent work, he is focusing on democratic theories and theories of public justification in relation to moral questions in medicine and biotechnologies. He has published In A Better World. Public Reason and Biotechnologies (Rijeka 2015) and other books on moral epistemology, political philosophy, and bioethics as well as articles in The Journal of Medical Ethics, Grazer Philosophische Studien, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Acta Analytica, and other journals.

Prof. Dr. Alessandro Pinzani (Winter Term 2020/21 and Summer Term 2021)

Alessandro Pinzani studied Philosophy in his hometown Florence (Master) and Tübingen (PhD). He worked as a lecturer at the University of Tübingen, where he habilitated in 2004. Since 2004 he is a Prof\essor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at the UFSC Florianopólis (Brasil). Since 2006 he is a fellow researcher of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). He was a visiting scholar at the Columbia University, New York (2002-2002, with a Feodor-Lynen-Stipend by the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation) and at the Humboldt University Berlin (2010-2011), as well as a visiting professor at the PUC-RS, Porto Alegre, Brasil (2000 and 2001), at the TU Dresden (2013), at the Ruhr-University-Bochum (2016 and 2020/21), at the Czech Academy of Sciences (2019) and at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz (2019). Alessandro Pinzani is author, among others, of "Jürgen Habermas" (Beck, 2007); "An den Wurzeln moderner Demokratie" (Akademie Verlag, 2009); "Money, Autonomy, Citizenship" (with Walquíria Leão Rego, Springer, 2018), and of many essays on political philosophy (Kant, Machiavelli, democratic theory, social justice, poverty, critical theory, republicanism).

Dr. Martin Sticker (Summer Term 2020)

Martin Sticker is lecturer in ethics at Bristol University. He studied in Bonn and gained his PhD from the universities of St. Andrews and Stirling with a dissertation on Kant's moral psychology and methodology of practical philosophy. His research focusses primarily on Immanuel Kant. Additionally he works on duties of aid and questions of moral overdemandingness, especially regarding poverty and global justice, climate ethics, and universal basic income. He is also interested in Aristotle and Hegel.

Among his most recent publications are:

- "Kant, Eudaimonism, Act-Consequentialism and the Fact of Reason", In : Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie. (Forthcoming)
- "The Case against Different-Sex Marriage in Kant", In : Kantian Review. (Forthcoming)
- "Kant, Moral Overdemandingness and Self-Scrutiny", In : Noûs. (2019)
- "Kant’s Criticism of Common Moral Rational Cognition", In : European Journal of Philosophy. (2017)

Prof. Dr. Marcelo de Araujo (Winter Term 2019/20)

Marcelo de Araujo is Associate Professor for Ethics at the Department of Philosophy of the State University of Rio de Janeiro and Associate Professor for Legal Philosophy at the Faculty of Law of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He studied Philosophy at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and gained his PhD from the University of Konstanz with a dissertation on the moral foundations of Descartes' theory of knowledge.

Prof. Araujo's research interests lie in the areas of Ethics, Legal Philosophy, Bioethics, and Political Philosophy. He has a special interest in the ethical and legal implications of new technologies and is part of the international research project SIENNA (Stakeholder-Informed Ethics for New technologies with high socio-ecoNomic and human rights impact).

Prof. Dr. Pahlaj Moolio (Summer Term 2019)

Dr. Moolio is a mathematical economist, with a particular interest in the areas of international economics, globalization, labour migration, poverty analysis, monetary policy analysis, foreign direct investment analysis, foreign aid analysis, and macro-econometric modelling.

Based on his analytical skills and practical experience in working with academic institutions as well as non-government development organizations, Dr. Moolio has been engaged in providing training workshops on econometrics using Eviews Software in development economics analysis, besides teaching modules on labour migration, economics and statistics, and conducting research in the areas of migration, foreign aid, and social capital.

Dr. Ana Matan (Summer Term 2018)

Dr. Ana Matan is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She studied political science at the University of Zagreb, at the Central European University in Budapest, and received her PhD from the University of Zagreb in 2006. Her PhD thesis was on the concept of legitimacy in the political thought of John Rawls.

She has a continuing interest in normative political theory and political concepts, democratic theory and deliberative democracy. Her more recent research include the realist critique of normative political philosophy.

Prof. Garrath Williams (Winter Term 2017/18)

Garrath Williams is a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University with a focus on ethics, political theory, and applied ethics. Especially on the areas of responsibility, Kant, Hanna Arendt, and in the area of applied ethics research on children, health, and public policy.

He studied Philosophy and Politics, and Health Care Ethics at Manchester University, where he also took his PhD. After that he lectured on Political Theory at Manchester's Department of Government, as well as Philosophy at the Centre for Professional Ethics, University of Central Lancashire, before coming to Lancaster University in 2003. Before his term as a visiting professor in Bochum he held visiting fellowships at Copenhagen Business School's Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, the European Academy for the Study of the Consequences of Scientific and Technological Advances, and the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University of St Andrews

His most recent publications include:
"Discrimination and Obesity" in the Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination, edited by Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (2017).
"Verantwortung, Rationalität und Urteil" in Handbuch Verantwortung, edited by Ludger Heidbrink, Claus Langbehn, and Janina Loh (2017).
"Consent and confidentiality in the light of recent demands for data sharing" in the Biometrical Journal 59/2 (2017).

Prof. Dr. Marcelo Alegre (Winter Term 2016/17)

Marcelo Alegre holds a JD from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (1987) and an LL.M. (1999) and a JSD (2004) from NYU Law School. His doctoral dissertation "Egalitarian Rights and Constitutional Democracy" was supervised by Thomas Nagel. He is a full-time Professor of Law and Philosophy at the Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School, where he directs the research area. He was a visiting researcher at the Stanford Center for Latin American Studies and Yale Law School. Prof. Alegre was a fellow working with Carlos Nino at the Council for the Consolidation of Democracy and the Center for Institutional Studies, and was counsel for former President Raúl Alfonsín. He is a member of the Latin American Seminar on Constitutional Theory (SELA), which meets every year, an initiative of Yale Law School, UBA and other universities.

He is interested in legal theory, moral and political philosophy, human rights law, constitutional law and legal education. He has authored and co-authored several books on those subjects and on the issues of social rights, global justice, civil disobedience, conscientious objection, abortion, Latin American presidentialism, religion and the state, and transitional justice.

His recent work includes the essay “What Justice Demands Today” published in T. Pogge (Ed.) Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right, (Oxford University Press, 2007), the co-directed book (with Roberto Gargarella) El Derecho a la Igualdad (Lexis Nexis, 2007, second edition expanded 2012), the book Homenaje a Carlos Nino (UBA, 2008), and the book Igualdad, Derecho y Política, Fontamara, México, 2010. He collaborated in The Latin American Casebook, published by Routledge in 2016. He is finishing a book on autonomy.

Prof. Dr. Alessandro Pinzani (Summer Term 2016)

Alessandro Pinzani studied philosophy in his hometown Florence (M.A.) and in Tübingen (PhD). He was a lecturer at the University of Tübingen, where he got his Habilitation in 2004. Since 2004 he is Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at the UFSC, Florianópolis (Brazil). Since 2006 he is a fellow researcher of CNPq (Brazilian agency for scientific and technological development).

He has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York (2001-2002, with a Feodor-Lynen fellowship of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation) and at the Humboldt University in Berlin (2010-2011), as well as a visiting professor at the PUC-RS, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2000 and 2001) and at the TU Dresden (2013).

Among his publications are: Jürgen Habermas (Beck, 2007); An den Wurzeln moderner Demokratie (Akademie Verlag, 2009); Vozes do Bolsa Família (with Walquíria Leão Rego, UNESP, 2013) and many articles on political philosophy (Kant, Machiavelli, theories of democracy, social justice, republicanism).