About Matthias Kaufmann and Danae Simmermacher

Matthias Kaufmann, studied mathematics philosophy and political science. Dr. phil. 1986 with a dissertation on Carl Schmitt’s legal theory, habilitation with a work on reference and truth in William Ockham 1992, 1995-2020 professor in philosophy (ethics) at the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg; Visiting Professor at the UECE (Universidade Estadual do Ceará) in Fortaleza (Brazil) in 2005; 2008-2019 speaker of the Graduate School Society and Culture in Motion, Halle; since 2009 member of the Accademia di Scienze morali e politiche of the
Società Nazionale di Scienze, Lettere e Arti in Napoli. Main fields of work are Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Applied Ethics, Early Modern Philosophy. *** Danaë Simmermacher studied philosophy and history at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg from 2003-2008, supported by a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation. In 2016, she completed her PhD at MLU Halle-Wittenberg on "Property as a Subjective Right in Luis de Molina (1535-1600). Dominium and Slavery in De Iustitia et Iure." Since 2015, she has been working as a research assistant and lecturer at the Department of Philosophy at MLU Halle-Wittenberg. Her research interests include medieval and early modern natural law, especially Iberian Humanism, as well as contemporary political philosophy and social philosophy.
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