The focus of his research has always been an appropriate, namely humanistic understanding of human reason and freedom. From this he draws ethical consequences for economic practice, architecture, urban planning , education and Artificial Intelligence. Another focus is on political issues, such as the current threats to democracy , the future of Europe and the international challenges.
JNR is a member of the IAG "Responsibility: machine learning and artificial intelligence" (BBAW) .
JNR is a member of the IAG "Change in universities and their social environment: consequences for academic freedom?".