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Johan Hattingh

Johan Hattingh

Johan Hattingh

Johan Hattingh is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa since 2003. From 2006 till 2011 he served for two terms as vice Dean for Social Sciences of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University, and from 2013 till the end of 2017 as Dean. Based at this university since 1980 he specializes in Applied Ethics, Ideology Critique, Development Ethics, and particularly in Environmental Ethics and Climate Change Ethics. With more than 65 academic publications to his credit, and about 70 papers at academic conferences, he finds it fascinating to work at the interface of theory and practice in the analysis of value disputes in the context of policy formulation and environmental decision-making. In his current research and international advocacy in collaboration with UNESCO, he focuses on the problem of integrating ethical considerations in global, regional and national responses to climate change.