My research: Herlinde Pauer-Studer


Herlinde Pauer-Studer was the first Austrian researcher to receive an ERC-Grant in Human Sciences and has, since then, secured yet another ERC Advanced Grant. Read more about her current research.

Currently, I am PI (Principal Investigator) of the ERC Advanced Research Grant „The Normative and Moral Foundations of Group Agency“.

Abstract of the project’s research agenda:

Though philosophers have intensely debated the issue of group agency in the last years, little scholarly work has been done on the normative constitution of group agents. The present project will fill this lacuna in a groundbreaking way.

A philosophical analysis of the constitutive conditions of individual and collective agency will be combined with recent research in moral philosophy, legal theory and economic theory on the organisational structure of institutional agency.

The first aim of the project is to provide a detailed philosophical investigation of the normative foundations of group agency and to work out the rational and moral norms that constitute and guide group agents. The second aim is to explore the implications of such an analysis for moral and legal philosophy. The third aim of the project is to apply the philosophical results to a normative analysis of corporate and economic agents.

You can find more information about the project’s team members, publications, and events under: