Ursula Wolf

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Ursula Wolf (2011)

Ursula Wolf (born November 4, 1951 in Karlsruhe ) is a German philosopher . Her main focus is on ancient philosophy (especially Aristotle ), action theory and ethics (general moral theory and animal ethics ).


Ursula Wolf studied philosophy and classical philology in Heidelberg , Konstanz and Oxford . She received her doctorate in 1978 in Heidelberg and completed her habilitation in 1983 at the Free University of Berlin . From 1984 to 1987 she was Professor of Philosophy at the Free University of Berlin, from 1987 to 1989 at the University of Frankfurt and from 1989 to 1998 again at the Free University of Berlin. Since 1998 she has held the Chair of Philosophy II at the University of Mannheim . Since 2002 she has been a member of the Limbach Commission , which acts as a mediator on questions about Nazi-looted art .


  • Possibility and necessity in Aristotle and today , Fink, Munich 1979
  • with Ernst Tugendhat : Logisch-semantische Propädeutik , Reclam, Stuttgart 1983
  • The problem of the moral ought , de Gruyter, Berlin / New York 1984
  • Editor: Proper names, documentation of a controversy , Suhrkamp, ​​Frankfurt a. M. 1985
  • The animal in morality , Klostermann, Frankfurt am Main 1990
  • Aristoteles, Metaphysik (edited with an introduction), Rowohlt, Reinbek 1994
  • The search for the good life. Plato's early dialogues , Rowohlt, Reinbek near Hamburg 1996
  • Editor together with Anton Leist: Philippa Foot, The Reality of the Good. Essays on moral philosophy , S. Fischer, Frankfurt a. M. 1997
  • The philosophy and the question of the good life , Rowohlt, Reinbek 1999
  • Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics" , Wissenschaftl. Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt (series of work interpretations) 2002
  • Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics , Rowohlt, Reinbek 2006 (translation with introduction and notes)
  • Texts on animal ethics , Reclam, Stuttgart 2008
  • Ethics of the human-animal relationship , Klostermann, Frankfurt am Main 2012, ISBN 978-3-465-04161-0
  • Plot, luck, morals , Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin 2020


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