Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach Profile


Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach is professor of philosophy at University of Konstanz, Germany.

She engages with normative issues which are crucial to modern, pluralistic societies in her work on immigration ethics, cultural pluralism, structural injustice, etc. She seeks to relate her work in this field with her research on the new, burgeoning field of intercultural and comparative philosophy. Here, her main focus lies on how the plurality of standpoints driving this discipline of philosophy can be buttressed. In this regard, she also examines the role of intercultural and comparative philosophy in developing (societal) narratives which facilitate cross-cultural understanding.

Kirloskar-Steinbach initiated the bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal Confluence: Online Journal of World Philosophies (Karl Alber Verlag, Munich/Freiburg), which she currently co-edits with Jim Maffie (University of Maryland). She is currently the Vice-President of the Society of Intercultural Philosophy, Germany.

Kirloskar-Steinbach was born and grew up in India.

Some of her publications in English are:

Kirloskar-Steinbach, M., Ramana, G., & Maffie, J. (2014). Introducing Confluence: A thematic essay. Confluence, 1, 7-63.

Kirloskar-Steinbach, M. (2011). Humanistic values in Indian and Chinese traditions. In C. Dierksmeier et al. (Eds.), Humanistic ethics in the age of globality: Normative foundations for business in society (pp. 225-245). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian.

Kirloskar-Steinbach, M. (2002). Toleration in modern liberal discourse with special reference to Radhakrishnan’s Tolerant Hinduism. Journal of Indian Philosophy, 30, 389-402.

Dharampal-Frick, G., Kirloskar-Steinbach, M., Dwyer, R., &  Phalkey J. (Eds.). (In press). Key concepts in modern Indian Studies. New York: Oxford University Press.

Some of her publications in German are:

Kirloskar-Steinbach, M. (In press). Wie lassen sich liberale Ideale auch auf Immigrierte ausweiten? Eine erste Skizze. Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung.

Kirloskar-Steinbach, M. (2010). Interkulturalität und Menschenrechtsbegründungen. Eine indische Perspektive. In J. Werkner et al (Eds.), Religion, Menschenrechte und Menschenrechtspolitik, Beiträge zu Genese, Geltung und Wirkung eines aktuellen politischen Spannungsfeldes (pp. 219-235). Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Kirloskar-Steinbach, M. (2007). Nationale Identität und kultureller Pluralismus. In Zurbuchen, S. (Ed.), Bürgerschaft und Migration. Einwanderung und Einbürgerung aus ethisch-politischer Perspektive (pp. 255-287). Muenster: LIT-Verlag.

Kirloskar-Steinbach, M., Dharampal-Frick, G., & Friele, M. (Eds.). (2012). Die Interkulturalitätsdebatte – Leit-und Streitbegriffe/Intercultural Discourse – Key and Contested Concepts. Freiburg: Verlag Karl Alber.

Work for CID:
Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach wrote KC63: Interkulturelle Philosophie.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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