Angelika Krebs

Membership:  2014

Member Bio

Angelika Krebs works on ethics and aesthetics, with a special interest in nature, love, literature, work, equality, and justice. At the center of her research is the notion of the good human life which includes, among other things, access to nature and art, to love and recognition through work. Her first book, the United Nations study Ethics of Nature from 1999, provides a critical taxonomy of environmental ethics. Angelika Krebs studied at Freiburg, Oxford, Konstanz, and Berkeley. She received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Konstanz and completed her habilitation in Frankfurt University. Since 2001, she has been a full professor of philosophy at the University of Basel in Switzerland. In 2005/2006 she was Rockefeller Fellow at the Princeton Center of Human Values. At the Rachel Carson Center she will return to this field of research and work on the beauty of landscapes.


  • Naturethik. Grundtexte der gegenwärtigen tier- und ökoethischen Diskussion. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1997.
  • Ethics of Nature. A Map. With a Preface by Bernard Williams. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, 1999.
  • Gleichheit oder Gerechtigkeit. Texte der neuen Egalitarismuskritik. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2000.
  • Arbeit und Liebe. Die philosophischen Grundlagen sozialer Gerechtigkeit. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2002.
  • Zwischen Ich und Du. Eine dialogische Philosophie der Liebe. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2014.