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Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers receives the Tractatus Prize 2021 for philosophical essay writing

Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers was awarded the Tractatus Prize 2021 for his book Freiheitsgrade. Elemente einer liberalen politischen Mechanik (Suhrkamp, 2020). More information on the book and the prize can be found below.

News from Sep 08, 2021

In his book, Christoph Möllers aims to carve out forms of a (liberal) order that allows freedom of movement and social variance. Rather than promising any answers, he provides new perspectives on a diverse set of phenomena, such as on the concept of political representation and on the function of territorial boundaries. Ultimately, Möllers argues that freedom is a practice of open-endedness that enables processes without determining their ends.

The Tractatus Prize awards outstanding German-language publications that discuss philosophical questions in the broader sense in an ambitious yet understandable way, are committed to the form of an essay or an essay-oriented non-fiction book, analyse central topics of the time, develop new perspectives, and further interpretations of the crises and conflicts. The prize is endowed with EUR 25,000.

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