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Harald Stelzer

Harald Stelzer is professor for Political Philosophy and Head of the Section Political Philosophy at the University of Graz. He holds two master degrees one in philosophy and one in sociology from the University of Graz. He also received his doctoral degree from the University of Graz in 2003 as well as his Venia legend in 2013. He has worked on the social and political philosophy of Karl Popper and Critical Rationalism as well as on the development of the outline of a critical rational ethics. In his latest book (under publication at Rodopi in the Series on Critical Rationalism) he has put forward a critique on the moral philosophy of communitarianism. In the years 2013 and 2014 he has worked at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam (Germany) on the ethical and political implications of climate engineering. He is one of the editors of the report of the EuTRACE project of the European Commission

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Harald Stelzer works about problems and opportunites of the normative evaluation of political courses of action under special consideration of uncertainty and risks. This is based on considerations of normative theories and their applicability in political contexts for non-ideal conditions. Harald Stelzer also researches on questions about heterogenity and cohesion in modern societies in the course of critically disputing communitarian positions.



E-Mail: Harald.stelzer(at)uni-graz.at

Address: Heinrichstraße 26/II, 8010 Graz


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Head of the Section
Heinrichstraße 26/II 8010 Graz
Univ.-Prof. MMag. Dr. Harald Stelzer Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 2316


Consultation-hour: Thursday, 2:00 - 3:00 pm or by appointment- please write me an e-mail


Attemsgasse 25/II 8010 Graz
Mag. Kanita Kovačević Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 2299
Mobile:+43 (0)316 380 - 9705

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