(b.1930 in Brünn, now Brno in the Czech Republic) was professor of philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin until 1992. He now lives in Tübingen. His most important works include: "Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die sprachanalytische Philosophie" (1976), "Selbstbewußtsein und Selbstbestimmung" (1979), and "Vorlesungen über Ethik" (1993).On 5 December 2005, he was awarded the Meister Eckhart Prize from the Identity Foundation in Berlin.
Ernst Tugendhat's acceptance speech upon winning the Meister Eckhart Prize
A look at the anthropological roots of mysticism and religion: "What intrinsic part of human life underlies the need for religion; and what leads people time and again to mysticism?" [more]