Christian List

Christian List FBA (born 1973) is a German philosopher and political scientist who serves as professor of philosophy and decision theory at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and co-director of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy.[2][3] He was previously professor of political science and philosophy at the London School of Economics. List's research interests relate to social choice theory, formal epistemology, political philosophy, and the philosophy of social science.[4]

Christian List

Born (1973-11-07) 7 November 1973 (age 48)
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisMission Impossible?[1] (2001)
Doctoral advisorIain McLean
Academic work
School or traditionAnalytic philosophy
Notable studentsLiam Kofi Bright
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Born in Nastätten, Germany, on 7 November 1973, List earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Philosophy degrees at St Peter's College, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree at Nuffield College, both University of Oxford. He was elected to the British Academy in 2014, the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.[5]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Independence and Interdependence: Lessons from the Hive. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, 2010. (With Adrian Vermeule)
  • Where Do Preferences Come From? London School of Economics and Political Science, London, 2010. (With Franz Dietrich)
  • Group Agency: The Possibility, Design, and Status of Corporate Agents. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011. (With Philip Pettit)[6]
  • "Emergent Chance", The Philosophical Review, 124 (1), 2015, pp. 119–152. (With Marcus Pivato)
  • Why Free Will Is Real May 6, 2019, Harvard University Press; ASIN B07Q7H1PGD [7]


  1. ^ List, Christian (2001). Mission impossible? The Problem of Democratic Aggregation in the Face of Arrow's Theorem (DPhil thesis). Oxford: University of Oxford. OCLC 51081865.
  2. ^ "List & Valentini from LSE/KCL to LMU Munich". Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  3. ^ Weinberg, Justin (7 December 2020). "List (LSE) & Valentini (KCL) to LMU Munich". Daily Nous. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  4. ^ Professor Christian List. London School of Economics. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  5. ^ Biographical information. Christian List. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  6. ^ Group Agency. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  7. ^ List, Christian (6 May 2019). Why Free Will Is Real. ASIN B07Q7H1PGD.

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