Rainer Forst is a professor of political theory and philosophy at Goethe University Frankfurt, where he also is co-director of the Normative Orders Research Cluster at Justitia Amplificata, a Centre for Advanced Studies, as well as director of the Leibniz Research Group on Transnational Justice. He also is a research professor at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). His major publications are
Contexts of Justice (Suhrkamp, 1994; University of California Press, 2002),
Toleration in Conflict (Suhrkamp, 2003; Cambridge University Press, 2013),
The Right to Justification (Suhrkamp, 2007; Columbia University Press, 2012), Justification and Critique (Suhrkamp, 2011; Polity Press, 2013),
The Power of Tolerance (with W. Brown, Columbia University Press, 2014), Justice, Democracy, and the Right to Justification (Bloomsbury, 2014), and
Normativity and Power (Suhrkamp, 2015; Oxford University Press, 2017). In 2012, he received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize from the German Research Foundation. He is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, was an associate editor of
Ethics for 10 years, is a member of the executive editorial committee of Political Theory, and is on the board of numerous international journals in his field. He is co-editor of the series
Theorie und Gesellschaft and
Normative Orders from Campus Publishers in Frankfurt.
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