Prof. Dr. Michael Moehler


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsPractical Philosophy
KeywordsPolitische Ökonomie, Rational Choice Theorie, Kontraktualismus, Verteilungsgerechtigkeit, Gesellschaftsvertragstheorie
Honours and awards

2023: Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

Current contact address

CountryUnited States of America
InstitutionVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
InstituteKellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Frank DietrichPhilosophisches Institut, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
Start of initial sponsorship01/05/2024


2023Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Moehler is an internationally leading social contract theorist. He is a defender of what he coined as new social contract theory and is best known for his development of multilevel social contract theory. The theory offers a novel understanding of social contract theory that envisions a conceptually coherent, empirically sound and practically relevant social contract for the 21st century. During his stay in Germany, he will focus on exploring the institutional implications of his theory.