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Dr. Peter KOSLOWSKI Professor, Department of Philosophy, VU University Amsterdam


 Studied at Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1979 Doctorate in Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
1980 Master Degree in Economics (Dipl.-Volkswirt), Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
1985-1987 Professor of Philosophy and Political Economy and Director, Institute for the Studium Fundamentale, Witten/Herdecke University
1988-2001 Founding Director of the Hannover Institute of Philosophical Research, Hannover, Germany
1995-2002 Director, Project "East | West | Philosophy" for the Scholarly Exchange with Russia
since 1997 Chair of the Working Group for Economic Ethics and Economic Culture, German Philosophical Association
1997-2003 Director, Project "A Discourse of the World Religions" at the World Exposition EXPO 2000 Hannover, Germany
since 2002 Chair of the Working Group "Compliance and Ethics in Financial Institutions in the German Business Ethics Network"
2002-2003 Visiting Scholar-in-Residence with Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Fellow, International Center of Economic Research, Turin, Italy
since 2004 Full Professor of Philosophy, especially Philosophy of Management and Organization, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands


Chair or Vice-Chair, CIVITAS - Society for the Advancement of Science and Art München, since 1980
Member of the Board of Advisors of the German Business Ethics Network (DNWE), since 1995


Ethics of Capitalism, 1982, 7th German edition 2010
Principles of Ethical Economy, German edition 1988, English translation 2002
Philosophien der Offenbarung. Antiker Gnostizismus, Franz von Baader, Schelling, 2002, 2nd edition 2003
The Ethics of Banking. Conclusions from the Financial Crisis, German edition 2009, English translation 2011


Honorary Doctorate Degrees from A. I. Herzen Russian State University St. Petersburg and Russian State University of Commerce Moscow, 1998
German National Decoration Bundesverdienstkreuz, 2001