SBC Author Profile: Christoph Lütge

Prof. Christoph Lütge studied business informatics and philosophy. He obtained his doctorate in philosophy in 1999 at the Technical University of Braunschweig and his habilitation at the University of Munich in 2005. Since 2010, he holds the Peter Löscher Endowed Chair of Business Ethics at Technical University of Munich. He has also held visiting professorships in Taipei, Kyoto, and Venice. 

Lütge is director of the Experimental Ethics Lab (EEL) and one of the first ethicists to apply the method of laboratory experiments to ethics. His conception of “order ethics” emphasizes the role of the order  framework for ethical behavior.

Among his major publications are: Order Ethics or Moral Surplus: What Holds a Society Together? (Lexington, 2015), Experimental Ethics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), the Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics (Springer, 2013) as well as 20 other books and more than 120 articles. Lütge has commented on political and economic affairs on Bloomberg, Financial Times, and numerous other media. Moreover, he has done ethics consulting for Facebook, Volkswagen, the European Commission, and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.