Dr Michael Kühnlein is a lecturer at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute of Philosophy. He was born in 1967 in Herford. Kühnlein specialises in philosophy of religion, philosophy of culture and history, anthropology, aesthetics and modern political philosophy. As an author, he has written on religion as the source of the self in Charles Taylor's critique of reason and freedom, and on religion and politics in the post-factual age. He is intensively involved with the political-philosophical school of communitarianism, which, in contrast to liberalism, is concerned with the value of community, and with the political writings of thinkers of this school. Kühnlein also addressed the value foundations of democracy and conservatism in culture, politics and science.