Christoph Horn

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Christoph Horn (2010)

Christoph Horn (born March 6, 1964 in Pforzheim ) is a German philosopher .


Horn followed Hans Michael Baumgartner in 2001 to the chair for Practical Philosophy and Ancient Philosophy at the University of Bonn . His main focus is on Aristotle and Plato in the field of ancient philosophy, and especially with Kant and contemporary political philosophy in practical philosophy .

He is co-editor of the Archive for the History of Philosophy and the Augustine edition . He is also the second chairman of the Society for Ancient Philosophy , board member of the International Center for Philosophy North Rhine-Westphalia and a selection reviewer for the DAAD .

From 2002 to 2005 he was co-editor of the Philosophical Yearbook .

Since 2010 he has been co-editor of the magazine for philosophical research and the Gnomon . In 2015 he became a corresponding member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences .

Horn's current research projects include the fifth volume of the philosophy of antiquity (Ueberweg) : The philosophy of the imperial era and late antiquity (together with Christoph Riedweg and Dietmar Wyrwa ) and the commentary on Aristotelian metaphysics (together with Michael-Thomas Liske , Christof Rapp and Tim Wagner ).

Other projects include a work on Kant's Political Philosophy and a translation of the commentary Eustratios von Nikaias on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics .

With Scott MacDonald and Charles Brittain (both Cornell University , USA) he is working on Augustine's Philosophy of Mind as part of a TransCoop project of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation .

academic career


  • (1995) Plotinus on Being, Number and Unity. A study on the systematic basis of the Enneades , BG Teubner, Stuttgart / Leipzig
  • (1995) Augustinus , CH Beck, Munich; Italian 2005
  • (1996) Paradigms of Medieval Philosophy , course unit 1: Augustinus, study text for the Fern-Universität Hagen
  • (1998) Ancient Art of Living. Happiness and Morality from Socrates to the Neoplatonists , CH Beck; Italian 2005
  • (2003) Introduction to Political Philosophy , 2nd edition 2009, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt
  • (1997) Augustine. De civitate dei , Classics laying out series, Akademie-Verlag, Berlin
  • (2002) with Christof Rapp: Dictionary of Ancient Philosophy , 2nd edition 2008, CH Beck, Munich
  • (2002) with Nico Scarano: Philosophy of Justice. Texts from antiquity to the present , Suhrkamp, ​​Frankfurt am Main
  • (2006) with Dieter Schönecker : Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals . New Essays, de Gruyter, Berlin / New York
  • (2007) with Corinna Mieth and Nico Scarano: Kant, Basis for the Metaphysics of Morals. Text and commentary , Suhrkamp, ​​Frankfurt am Main
  • (2008) with Ada Neschke-Hentschke : Political Aristotelianism. The Reception of Aristotelian 'Politics' from Antiquity to the 19th Century , Metzler, Stuttgart / Weimar
  • (2009) with Jörn Müller and Joachim Söder: Platon-Handbuch. Life - work - effect , Metzler, Stuttgart
  • (2010) with Guido Löhrer: Reasons and Purposes. Texts on current action theory , Suhrkamp, ​​Berlin

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Members of the HAdW since it was founded in 1909. Christoph Horn. Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, accessed July 4, 2016 .

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