Philipp-Daniel Fischer M.A.

Doctoral Candidate

Dissertation Project: Sustainable Products


Personal Details

  • born 31.08.1983
  • since 2.2014: Dissertation on the topic of sustainable products
  • seit 2.2012: BASF SE: Project Manager Sustainability, Department of Applied Sustainability
  • 10/2011 – 01/2012: BASF SE: Internship at the applied sustainability department
  • 10/2009 – 09/2011: Ruhr-Universität Bochum: Master of Arts Philosophy
  • 09/2005 – 09/2009: Ruhr-Universität Bochum: Bachelor of Arts Philosophy & Geography

Outline of the Dissertation Project

The central question of the work is divided into two spheres: is sustainable business an obligation and what opportunities exist for companies to fulfill normative claims. Based on this, essential moral-philosophical questions of the concept of sustainability will be discussed. The relevant disciplines are here the philosophy with its contributions to business and responsibility ethics, the economics in their description of economic relationships and the social sciences with their analyses of social coexistence. The main focus is on the qualitative dimension of the concept of sustainability. The benefit of this dissertation project is to provide an enlightening contribution to the sustainability debate which goes down to the product level and thereby to a concrete, practical tool for entrepreneurial actors.


Fields of interest

Economic, financial and business ethics plus sustainability