Prof. Dr. Wolfgang KerstingFields of knowledge: Philosophy, Other fields of knowledge, Sociology
Since 1993 Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Philosophical Seminary of the ChristianAlbrechts-Universität zu Kiel. Head of the Kiel Forum for Political Philosophy and Business Ethics. His main research area is political philosophy, where he is primarily concerned with the welfare state, justice and social order. He is also known for his intensive examination of John Rawls' modern treaty theory. In 2010 he was awarded the Corine for "Verteidigung des Liberalismus” (Defending Liberalism).
Professor Kersting studied philosophy, German studies and history in Göttingen and Hanover, received his doctorate in 1974 and habilitated in 1982 on Immanuel Kant's philosophy of law. Before becoming professor and director of the Philosophical Seminary in Kiel in 1993, he taught in Hannover, Marburg, Göttingen and at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politische Wissenschaften at the University of Munich from 1975 to 1992.