Ursula Wolf is a Distinguished Retired Professor of Philosophy at the University of Mannheim. Prior to her appointment as Distinguished Retired Professor, she held the Chair of Philosophy II from 1998 to July 2019. Ursula Wolf studied philosophy and classical philology in Heidelberg, Oxford and Konstanz. After finishing her doctoral studies at the University of Heidelberg in 1978, she completed her habilitation at the Free University of Berlin in 1983. Ursula Wolf worked at the FU Berlin from 1980 to 1984 as an Assistant Professor and from 1984 to 1987 as a Professor of Philosophy. She was appointed Professor at the University of Frankfurt (1987-89) and the FU Berlin (1989-1998), before moving to the Chair of Philosophy II at the University of Mannheim in 1998. Her research interests are ancient philosophy, especially Aristotle and Plato, and practical philosophy, especially action theory, theory of the good life, moral theory and animal ethics.
Awards: Professor Wolf was an Opus Magnum fellow of the Volkswagen Foundation from 2006-2008. In 2012, she received the Meyer-Struckmann Prize for the Humanities and Social Sciences in the field of Practical Philosophy. From 2003-2018, she was a member of the so-called Limbach Commission on the Restitution of Nazi Looted Art. In 2020, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Lucerne.