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Ursula Wolf, Professor of Philosophy, Receives Honorary Doctorate

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Lucerne awarded the honorary doctorate to Ursula Wolf, distinguished retired professor at the Department of Philosophy.

“Professor Wolf has written numerous influential articles and books on ancient Greek ethics, philosophy of language, animal ethics, action theory and general questions of moral philosophy. The “Logisch-semantische Propädeutik”, written together with Ernst Tugendhat, has become standard literature in introductory courses on philosophical logic”, said the dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Martin Hartmann, in his laudation, explaining the award of the honorary doctorate. “With her books and articles on animal ethics, Professor Wolf has significantly influenced the discussion in German-speaking countries and distinguished herself as a translator from English and classical Greek into German. She has an exemplary ability to communicate complex thoughts in an understandable and comprehensible way.”

From 1998 until July 2019, Ursula Wolf held the Chair of Philosophy II at the University Mannheim. She then became a distinguished retired professor. Her work focuses on general and applied ethics, classical philosophy with a special focus on Aristotle and Plato as well as action theory and analytic philosophy.