Jan-Christoph Heilinger

Munich Center for Ethics
University of Munich
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 Munich

+49 (0)89 2180 6082

Office: Veronika Sager
+49 (0)89 2180 6083



Since 2013 Academic director (Akademischer Geschäftsführer) of the Munich Center for Ethics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Assistant professor (Akademischer Rat) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Department of Philosophy
Since 2014 Permanent visiting lecturer (professeur invité), spring term, at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Université d’Etat d’Haïti, Port-au-Prince (Philosophie)
2017 (Feb-Apr) Visiting researcher at the University of Sydney (Australia) and the University of Auckland (New Zealand)
2016 Habilitation at LMU Munich: “Global relational equality. Moral cosmopolitanism in a pragmatic perspective”. Committee: Gillian Brock (Auckland), Monika Betzler (LMU), Karsten Fischer (LMU), Carina Fourie (Seattle), Julian Nida-Rümelin (LMU)
Visiting researcher at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (Department of Philosophy)
Visiting researcher at New York University (Department of Philosophy)
2010–2013 Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of Zurich (Center for Ethics)
2009 Dr. phil. (summa cum laude) from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin: “Anthropologie und Ethik des Enhancements”. Committee: Volker Gerhardt (HU Berlin), Julian Nida-Rümelin (LMU Munich), Philip Kitcher (Columbia University)
Visiting scholar at Columbia University (Department of Philosophy)
Visiting researcher at the University of Zurich (Center for Ethics)
2004–2010 Researcher and scientific coordinator of two research projects at Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
2003–2004 Editor’s assistant at de Gruyter publ., Berlin
2003 M.A. in philosophy from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (1,0 with distinction)
1998–2003 Studying philosophy at the universities of Cologne, Paris (Paris-IV Sorbonne and Paris-X Nanterre) and Berlin (Humboldt)
1977 Born in Cologne

Research interests

Practical philosophy in all of its shades, particularly global ethics, global justice and the idea of cosmopolitanism, the philosophy of human rights, applied ethics (focus on the ethics of human enhancement), methods of ethical decision making in practical contexts, the ethics of pragmatism, and the connection between practical philosophy and philosophical anthropology.

Upcoming conference:
“Global Individual Responsibility” at the Munich Center for Ethics, on April 25–27, 2018 (more information soon)

Latest conferences:
The Ethics of Complex Global Challenges” at the VELiM Center, University of Sydney, on March 2/3, 2017
Global Justice and Global Health Ethics” at the Munich Center for Ethics, LMU Munich, on July 8/9, 2016

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