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Over the past three and a half years that I have been working on this book, many people have supported and encouraged me. Here, I would like to at least acknowledge those who have been especially important.

First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to my supervisor, Klaus Steigleder, who has not only strongly supported me throughout the process of writing this book but who has constantly been a source of motivation, patience, immense knowledge and discussion since we first met during my master studies in 2013. Thank you to Corinna Mieth for agreeing to be my second supervisor and providing me with an opportunity to present my hypotheses in her research colloquium. My sincere thanks also go to Helmut Pulte and members of the colloquium of the Faculty of Philosophy for commenting on my first thoughts on individual climate duties back in 2016.

Many thanks go to the doctoral research colloquium of Klaus Steigleder, in particular Friederike Asche, Daniela Berner-Zumpf, Lukas Hambach, Nora Henn, Johannes Graf Keyserlingk, Itzik Pazuelo, Alina Pfleghardt, Raoul Scheppart, Vandad Sohrabi and Julia Weinheimer, for feedback and lively discussions on several chapters of my book. Further, I am grateful to Marissa Hünnefeld for proof-reading and improving the wording where necessary.

I would like to express my gratitude to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V. (KAS) for their financial and ideational support via a doctoral scholarship and in particular to Gernot Uhl, Daniela Bister and Johannes Gold for their support.

Special mention goes to Aleksandra Brand for personal exchange during countless lunch and coffee breaks. Also, I would like to thank my friends Lea, Julia and Lea who have supported me from a distance.

I am deeply indebted to my parents, Susanne and Dirk, who have supported me in innumerable ways throughout the years of studying and research. Thank you for being a constant source of encouragement.

At last, there is Marius, my love and best friend, who has commented on my thoughts from a non-philosophical perspective, who has celebrated the ups and cushioned the downs of writing with me, who always knows when it is time to go for a run and who is my refuge for happiness. Thank you for almost unbelievable support – this book is dedicated to you!