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Claus Dierksmeier

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Professor Dr. Claus Dierksmeier

  • Global Ethic Institute, University of Tübingen, Germany, Director
  • Humanistic Management Center, St. Gallen, Switzerland, Academic Director

Teaching topics
  • CSR & CC - Philosophical Foundations
  • Business Ethics
  • Economic Ethics
  • Globalization Ethics
  • Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue
  • Global Ethic and World Ethos
  • History of Economic Ideas
  • Humanistic Management - Philosophical Foundations
  • Humanistic Economics - Philosophical Foundations
  • History of Globalization

Claus Dierksmeier is able to teach in following Languages
English, German

Main Research Interests

Foundational issues: The role of mental models in the shaping of economic perception/experience, i.e. how our cognitive and subconscious frameworks impact how we see 'the economy,' and inasmuch we believe us able to change its current state of affairs. This extends into questions as to whether to see economics as a (natural or social) science or rather along the lines of the humanities, whether necessity or freedom is the bedrock of economic theory and practice, whether quantitative or qualitative conceptions of economic freedom and welfare are more instructive, whether there are ethical strictures common to all of humanity that extend to the business realm, and whether and how these could be realized in market economies, by competition or collaboration, through individual, collectivist, or cooperative modes of economic action, etc.

Claus Dierksmeier in 50 Words

Someone who, as a kid, ardently wanted to be an astronaut, or, at minimum, an astronomer. The 'planetary perspective' on life then acquired stayed with me, although I changed my professional goals halfway through high school. That is to say, I am an unreconstructed cosmopolitan with a fervent love for cultural diversity as expression of the very unity of human life - in and through symbolic forms.

Available for Travel
Claus Dierksmeier is available for travel


A full publication list of Claus Dierksmeier can be found under this link while the list below represents some of his recent work.


Der absolute Grund des Rechts. Karl Christian Friedrich Krause in Auseinandersetzung mit Fichte und Schelling. (The absolute foundation of law. Karl Christian Friedrich Krause in altercation with Fichte and Schelling) Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt 2003.

Rechts- und Staatsphilosophie - Ein dogmenphilosophischer Dialog, (Legal and Political Philosophy. A dogmatophilosophical dialogue), Gröschner, Rolf / Dierksmeier, Claus / Henkel, Michael / Wiehart, Alexander, Berlin 2000.

Das Noumenon Religion - Eine Untersuchung zur Stellung der Religion im System der praktischen Philosophie Kants, (The Noumenon Religion. An investigation into the location and function of religion within the system of Kant's practical philosophy), Kant-Studien-Ergänzungshefte Nr. 133, Berlin / New York 1998.

Editorial Work:

Melé, D. & Dierksmeier, C. (Eds.) Human Development in Business 2012, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan
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Spitzeck, H., Pirson, M., Dierksmeier, C. (Eds.) Banking with Integrity 2012, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan
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Amann, W., Pirson, M., Dierksmeier, C., von Kimakowitz, E., Spitzeck, H. (Eds.) Busines Schools Under Fire: humanistic management education as the way forward. 2011, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan
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Dierksmeier, C., Amann, W., von Kimakowitz, E., Spitzeck, H., Pirson, M. (Eds.)
Humanistic Ethics in the Age of Globality 2011, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan
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von Kimakowitz, E., Spitzeck, H., Pirson, M., Dierksmeier, C., Amann, W. (Eds.) Humanistic Management in Practice 2011, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan
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Journal Articles:

Thomas Aquinas on Justice as a Global Virtue in Business, (co-authored with Anthony Celano), in: Business Ethics Quarterly - Special Issue on Virtue Ethics, April 2012, Vol. 22, No. 2, 247-273.

The Freedom-Responsibility Nexus in Management Philosophy and Business Ethics; in: Journal of Business Ethics (2011) 101:263-283.

Oikonomia versus Chrematistike. Aristotle on Wealth and Well-Being. co-authored with Michael Pirson, Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 88, Issue 3(2009), pp. 417-430.

Freiheit in der Politischen Ökonomie von John Kenneth Galbraith, (Freedom in the Political Economy of John Kenneth Galbraith), Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft / Journal of Political Science. 3/2007, 759-782.

Über die Wirtschaftstheorie in Fichtes Rechtslehre von 1812, (Fichte's theory of economics in his legal philosophy of 1812), in Fichte-Studien 29/2006, 13-29.

John Rawls on Rights of Future Generations, in: Intergenerational Justice Review 3/2005, 23.

Work - From a Materialistic to a Humanistic Account of Human Labor, in Spazio filosofico, 1/2011. The Modern Corporation and the Idea of Freedom, co-authored with Michael Pirson, in: Philosophy & Management, Vol. 9.3 / 2010, 5-25.

From Karl Christian Friedrich Krause (1781-1832) to "Krausismo”, in: APA Newsletter on Hispanic /
Latino Issues in Philosophy (American Philosophical Association), 2008, Volume 08, Number 1, 15-21.

Qualitative oder quantitative Freiheit?, (Qualitative or quantitative freedom?), in Rechtsphilosophische Hefte XII / 2007, 107-119.

Welche Freiheit? in LIBERAL, Vierteljahreshefte für Politik und Kultur, 4/2011, 9-13.

Globalization versus Globality. Lo Squadernos, Rivista di discussione culturale, IX / 2008, Democracy and Government, 42-45.

Harmonischer Liberalismus am Rio de la Plata, (Harmonic Liberalism at the Rio de la Plata), Liberal, Vierteljahreshefte für Politik und Kultur, 50/2008, 46-49.

Articles, chapters in books and dictionaries, reviews and further journal articles of Claus Dierksmeier can be found under this link.

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  • Able to teach in English, German
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