Research and publications For information on the items published by the Faculty of Philosophy, please visit the websites of the individual academic staff. Past and present research projects conducted in the Faculty of Philosophy: Christoph Henning’s postdoctoral project funded by the SNSF, entitled “The Political Philosophy of Perfectionism”, duration 2009-2012. The 2011 Metzler Verlag publication of an interdisciplinary compendium on the topic of “Happiness” (edited by Dieter Thomä/Christoph Henning/Olivia Mitscherlich-Schönherr) . The Metzler Verlag publication in 2003 of a Heidegger compendium (edited by Dieter Thomä). Work, Ageing and Welfare: Philosophical Perspectives, duration 2006-2013, project part of the scope of the University research focus SCALA (St.Gallen Centre for Ageing, Welfare and Labour Market Analysis). 2006 - 2008 Dr. Michael Schefczyk 2006 - 2009 Dr. Christoph Henning 2009 - present Dr. Diana Reimers 2009 - present Michael Festl. Participation in research alliances “Subjectivity and Cultural Order” und “Employment World Transformation” in the profile area “Cultures – Institutions - Markets” (KIM) at the University of St.Gallen. Workshop series sponsored by the SNSF and “St.Gallen Symposium”: “Philosophy and Social Theory” (2003: Rationality and Commitment; 2007: Altruism in Philosophy, Psychology, and Economic Theory; 2009: Social Capital and the Idea of Belonging).