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Prof. Tim Henning

Area of Research: Philosophy
Thematic Priority: Practical philosophy, history of philosophy

Field of Work

Prof. Henning’s main research focus areas are practical philosophy and the history of philosophy. In addition to normative ethics, in particular the ethics of Immanuel Kant, metaethics and the theory of practical rationality, he is especially interested in issues of applied philosophy. These include questions relating to bioethics such as in the area of reproductive medicine and issues of business ethics, which Henning approaches from the point of view of the morally just distribution of opportunity and risk.
His research interests also include personal identity and autonomy. Here Henning looks into the question of what characterizes a person and what it means for a person to remain the same person over the course of time. Finally, he researches the specific individual ability to make independent, autonomous decisions.

Personal Information

Prof. Tim Henning, holder of the Chair of Practical Philosophy and History of Philosophy at the University of Stuttgart, was born in Emsdetten (North Rhine-Westphalia) in 1976. He studied philosophy and German studies in Münster, gaining his doctorate at the University of Cologne in 2007. In 2012 he habilitated at the University of Giessen on the theory of rational action. Other stages in his academic career include periods at the universities of Jena, Zurich, Berlin and Tübingen, from where he followed the invitation to join the University of Stuttgart in 2014.
Henning held a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation as well as receiving a Feodor Lynen Scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He was awarded the Wolfgang Stegmüller Prize by the German Society for Analytic Philosophy in 2009.


Prof. Tim Henning
University of Stuttgart
Institute of Philosophy (PHILO)
Tel. + 49 711/ 685- 83660

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