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Nikil Mukerji & Julian Nida-Rümelin
Julian Nida-Rümelin is Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and served as State minister for culture and media from 2001-2002 in Gerhard Schröder’s first cabinet. From 2008-2011 he was president of the German Society for Philosophy (DGPhil) whose triennial congress he hosted at LMU Munich in 2011. Nida-Rümelin has authored numerous academic books and articles in philosophy, ethics and political theory. As a public intellectual, he regularly comments on philosophical, ethical and political matters that concern the public at large. Der Akademisierungswahn (2014, German), Philosophie einer humanen Bildung (2013, German) and Die Optimierungsfalle (2011, German) are among his most recent publications. Since 2008 Nida-Rümelin has also served as speaker of the executive master’s degree programme Philosophie, Politik, Wirtschaft (PPW) at LMU.
Nikil Mukerji is a researcher at the Chair of Political Theory and Philosophy at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and currently serves as academic manager of the executive master’s degree programme Philosophie, Politik, Wirtschaft (PPW) also at LMU. He has authored one monograph on societal justice (Das Differenzprinzip von John Rawls und seine Realisierungsbedingungen 2009, in German) and various papers in economics, philosophy and particularly ethics. Mukerji is also the co-editor of two ethics volumes (Rethinking Responsibility in Science and Technology 2014 and Order Ethics – A Compendium 2015). As a self-employed trainer, coach and consultant with the Institut für Argumentation (Munich) he furthermore specializes in the application of philosophical ideas in the business world and everyday life.