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Prof. Dr. Jörg Löschke

Prof. Dr. Jörg Löschke

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Research Interests

Analytic Value Theory, Meta-Ethics, Normative Ethics, Political Philosophy.

Applied Ethics, History of Philosophy (the Development of Consequentialism and Deontology).

Habilitation Project:
"Value-Based Non-Consequentialism"
Head of Mentorship Commitee: Prof. Dr. Monika Betzler
Further Members of the Mentorship Committe: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Julian Nida-Rümelin, Prof. Dr. Christoph Knill

Curriculum vitae 

03/2018 – today
SNSF-funded Professor, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

10/2017 – 02/2018
Assistant Professor (non-tenured), University of Munich, Germany.

07/2016 – 09/2016
Visiting Scholar, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Sponsor: William J. Talbott)

01/2016 – 06/2016
Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (Sponsor: Michael Smith)

07/2014 – 12/2017
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Project „The Normative Significance of Agent-Relative Reasons“, Institute of Philosophy, University of Bern, Switzerland.

01/2014 – 03/2014
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (Sponsors: Piers Rawling, David McNaughton).

01/2012 – 06/2014
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Project „Reasons of Partiality. The Ethics of Family Relationships”, Institute of Philosophy, University of Bern, Switzerland.

PhD in Philosophy, University of Bonn, Germany. Thesis: “Solidarity as Moral Division of Labor” (Solidarity as Moral Division of Labor).

10/2011 – 12/2011
Assistant Professor (non-tenured), German Reference Center for Ethics in the Life Sciences (DRZE), University of Bonn, Germany.

10/2010 – 09/2011
Research Assistant, Institute of Science and Ethics (IWE), University of Bonn, Germany.

10/2009 – 07/2010
Research Assistant, Institute of Philosophy, University of Bonn, Germany.

M.A. in Philosophy, Political Science, and German Literature, University of Bonn, Germany.


Recent Publications (Selection)


  • "Solidarität als moralische Arbeitsteilung". Münster: mentis (2015).


  • “New Trends in Family Ethics”. Journal of Moral Philosophy 13, Special Issue (with Monika Betzler) (2016).

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


  • “Reasons to Act, Reasons to Require, and the Two-Level Theory of Moral Explanation”. Philosophical Studies.
  • “Harmony, Organic Unity, and Intrinsic Value.” Journal of East-West Thought.
  • “What is a Colleague?” (with Kevin Reuter and Monika Betzler) Philosophical Psychology.
  • “Agent-Relative Reasons as Second-Order Value Responses.” Canadian Journal of Philosophy.


  • “Responding Appropriately to the Impersonal Good.” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 22, 701–714.


  • “The Value of Sacrifices.” International Journal of Philosophical Studies 26, 399–418.
  • “Relationships as Indirect Intensifiers: Solving the Puzzle of Partiality.” European Journal of Philosophy 26, 390–410.
  • “Universeller Zugang zur Sozialversicherung – einige ethische Überlegungen.” Sozialer Fortschritt 67, 3–23.


  • “Friendship, Value, and Interpretation.” Theoria 83, 319–340.
  • “The Value of Caring: A Reply to Maguire.” Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 12 (1), 118–126.


  • “The Duty of the Patient to Cooperate.” Jahrbuch für Wissenschaft und Ethik 21, 7–24.
  • “New Developments in Family Ethics: An Introduction.” (with Monika Betzler) Journal of Moral Philosophy 13, S. 641–651.

Courses taught at LMU

Winter 2018/19

  • Colloquium for Graduate Students (with Marius Baumann)
  • Proseminar: “Moral Psychology”
  • Tutorial: “Introduction to Scientific Methods”

Summer 2018

  • Proseminar: “Friedrich Nietzsche, Zur Genealogie der Moral”
  • Proseminar: “Introductory Course: Metaethics”

Winter 2017/18

  • Proseminar: “Friendship and Partiality”
  • Seminar: “Reasons and Values”