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Department of Philosophy

Christoph Halbig

Christoph Halbig, Prof. Dr.

  • Ordinarius / Full Professor
+41 44 634 85 28
UZH Philosophisches Seminar, Zollikerstrasse 117, CH-8008 Zürich
Room number
ZOA 116

Office Hours

During the Semester online. Please make an appointment.


  • Metaethics
  • Normative Ethics, especially Virtue Ethics
  • History of Ethics
  • Theory of Action
  • Axiology
  • Theoretical and practical philosophy of German Idealism and its contemporary reception

Areas of Research

Curriculum vitae

Since 2014

Full Professor, Chair of General Ethics, University of Zurich


Full Professor, Chair of Practical Philosophy, University of Konstanz

2010 – 2014

Full Professor, Chair of the Foundations of Ethics and Applied Ethics, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen

2007 – 2010

Project leader in the Collaborative Research Centre 482 "Ereignis Weimar-Jena. Kultur um 1800",
Subproject: "Recht, Staat und Natur: Legitimation des Staates nach dem Ende des Naturrechts"


Winner of the Prize for outstanding research in the humanities und social sciences awarded by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

2006 – 2010

Full Professor, Chair of Philosophy (core area: Practical Philosophy) at the Friedrich Schiller-University Jena

2005 – 2006

Interim Professor of Philosophy, (core area: Practical Philosophy) at the Friedrich Schiller-University Jena


Interim Professor of Philosophy (core area: Practical Philosophy/Ethics, Humboldt-University of Berlin


Habilitation in Philosophy, WWU of Münster. Habilitation thesis: "Praktische Gründe und die Realität der Moral"


Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (at the invitation of the faculty board)

2001 – 2006

Research Assistant (C1) at the Chair of Practical Philosophy (Prof. Dr. Ludwig Siep), University of Münster

2000 – 2001

Research Assistant at the Collaborative Research Centre 496 "Symbolische Kommuni­kation und Wertesysteme in der Vormoderne", subproject: "Grundlagen und Typen der Tugendethik"


PhD (summa cum laude) in Philosophy, thesis: "Erkenntnistheorie und Philosophy of Mind in Hegels System" ("Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind in Hegel's System")

1997 – 1999

PhD student in Philosophy, University of Münster

1992 – 1997

Studies of Classical Philology, Philosophy and Catholic Theology, University of Münster




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