Who is Otfried Hoffe?June 26, 2021
Otfried Höffe (born 12 September 1943, Głubczyce, Upper Silesia, Germany) is a German philosopher and professor.
From 1964 to 1970 he studied philosophy, history, sociology and theology at the universities of Münster, Tübingen, Saarland and Munich.
His 1971 thesis was on the practical philosophy of Aristotle. He worked as a visiting professor at Columbia University in 1970 and 1971. As a professor at the University of Munich, he wrote his thesis “Strategies of Humanity” in 1974. The thesis was on “the ethics of public decision making”. He obtained his first highest professorship at the University of Duisburg in 1976. From 1978 to 1992 he worked on social philosophy in Friborg, Switzerland.
Höffe also taught social ethics at the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich between 1986 and 1998. Since 1992 Höffe has been professor of philosophy at the University of Tübingen. He is also the chairman of the Political Philosophy Research Board. In 2002 St. Höffe became a permanent visiting professor on the philosophy of law at the University of St. Gallen. His major and best-known books deal with ethics, philosophy of law, economics, and the philosophies of Aristotle and Immanuel Kant. Recipient of the Bavarian Prize for Literature (Karl Vossler Prize) for Scientific Works of Literary Value. He still lives in Tübingen, Germany.