Prof Dr Rainer Forst

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Prof Dr Rainer Forst

Co-Director, GU Frankfurt am Main

Rainer Forst is Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at Goethe-University, Co-director of the Cluster of Excellence on the "Formation of Normative Orders" and Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Bad Homburg.

He works on questions of practical reason and the foundation of morality as well as on basic concepts of normative political theory, esp. justice, toleration and democracy.

His publications include "Contexts of Justice" (Suhrkamp 1994, University of California Press 2002), "Toleration in Conflict" (Suhrkamp 2003, Cambridge UP 2013), "The Right to Justification" (Suhrkamp 2007, Columbia UP 2012) as well as "Justification and Critique" (Suhrkamp 2011, Polity Press 2013). In 2012 Rainer Forst was awarded the Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz Prize, which is the most important research award the German Research Foundation (DFG) accords.

He also serves as an Associate Editor of Ethics and co-edits the series "Theorie und Gesellschaft" (Campus).