The Discipline is engaged in internationally recognized research in the Philosophy of Culture, Philosophy of Religion, Political Philosophy and Meta-ethics. Research in this area includes work in the questions of social engagement and art, justice and disability, the phenomenology of religious experience and the metaphysics of value. We combine systematic and historical work on these topics with particular emphasis on the work of Nietzsche, Rawls, Gadamer, Marion, Ricoeur and Arendt. Our research in these areas contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goals 5 (Gender Inequality) and 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and to the College SRA 1 (Creativity, Culture and Inclusion). For examples of this work, see the following profiles: Tsarina Doyle, Lucy Elvis, Richard Hull, Felix Ó Murchadha, Heike Felzmann.

Vasily Kandinsky, All Saints I, 1911, glass painting, 34.5 x 40.5 cm (Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus)