Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst

Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy

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Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst

Co-Speaker of the Cluster of Excellence 
The Formation of Normative Orders 

Member of the Founding Directorate and
Permanent Fellow at Institute for Advanced Studies 
(Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften)

Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Studies 
Justitia Amplificata

Course Executive Master in Political Theory

Director of the Leibniz Research Group
Transnational Justice

Contact Professor Forst


Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Max-Horkheimer-Straße 2
60629 Frankfurt am Main

phone.: +49 (0) 69 / 798 - 31540
fax: +49 (0) 69 / 798 - 31542 


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Office hours: Please send an email to arrange for an appointment to


Administrative Assistant

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Sonja Sickert

Goethe-University Frankfurt
Assistant of Prof. Forst

phone: +49 (0) 69 / 798 - 31541
fax: +49 (0) 69 / 798 - 31542                           

House "Normative Ordnungen"
Max-Horkheimer-Straße 2, 60629 Frankfurt
room 4.02

Office hours for students
Mon -  Thu, 2 - 4 pm - and on appointment


Events and updates from the professorship

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SPECIAL ISSUE on R. Forst's concept of power

The Journal of Political Power published a special issue in R. Forst's concept of noumenal power. Forst will respond to the commentaries and critics in a coming issue.


Two colleagues will leave the professorship of political theory and philosophy in August:

Dr. Julian Culp will be Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the American University of Paris.

Dr. Dorothea Gädeke accepted a position at the University of Utrecht as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Ethics Institute.



Rainer Forst will present the plenary lecture »Normativity and Reality: Thinking Politically About Politics« at the general conference of the ECPR in Hamburg on the 23. of August.