Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Curriculum Vitae and Scientific Activities

Curriculum Vitae
1967-1978Study of Music, Philosophy und Modern German Literature in Köln, Stuttgart und Heidelberg
1982Doctorate
(Dissertation: Fichtes Begriff der intellektuellen Anschauung. Seine Entwicklung in den Wissenschaftslehren von 1793/94 bis 1801/02;
Assessment: Summa cum laude; published 1986 by Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart)
1983-1990Scientific Assistant and Academic Assistant at the Department of Philosophy, Georg-August-University Göttingen
from 1992Habilitation Scholarship from the German Research Foundation (DFG)
1993Habilitation
(Habilitation Dissertation: Ursprung und System. Probleme systematischer Philosophie in der Philosophie Paul Natorps, Hermann Cohens und beim frühen Martin Heidegger
Publication: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, 1995)
from 1994Senior Assistant (C2) at the Department of Philosophy, Georg-August-University Göttingen
1996Interim Professorship at the University of Tübingen
since 1998Full University Professor for History of Philosophy at the
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Specialist Areas in Teaching and Research

Philosophy of the Modern Age and Classical German Philosophy; Neo-Kantianism; the early Heidegger; Aesthetics, Phiolosophy of Music; Theory of Subjectivity.

Scientific Activities in Research Institutions

Corresponding Member of the philological-historical class of the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen

Fellow of the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung, Munich

Member of the Directorate of the Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung (IZEA) at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Member of the Board of the Kant-Gesellschaft e.V.

Member of the Assessment Committee for Kant-Studien

Member of the Board of the Hegel-Studien

Member of the Organisation Committee for the Kant Congress “Nature and Freedom” in Vienna 2015

Founding Member and Member of the Board of the International Centre for Classical Research at the Klassik Stiftung Weimar

Founding Member and Member of the Board of the Research Centre for Classical German Philosophy at the Ruhr-University Bochum

President of the International Johann Gottlieb Fichte Society e.V. (2003-2006)

Honorary Member of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios sobre Fichte (ALEF)

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Centro de Documentación Kantiana at the Universidad Autónomia Metropolitana, Departmemt of Philosophy, Mexico City, Mexico

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the journal Discipline Filosofiche (Dir.: Prof. Dr. Stefano Besoli, Dir. resp.: Prof. Dr. Barnaba Maj, Department of Philosophy, University  of Bologna)

International Scientific Cooperation

International Scientific Cooperation with the Universities of Notre Dame (USA), Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Moscow

Professional Assessment Activities

Continuous activity as professional assessor for the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Member of the Jury for the award of the Kant Prize of the ZEIT Foundation

Scientific Activities

1. Third-Party Funds Projects

1. DFG-Project: Historical-critical edition of the correspondence between Christian Wolff and Ernst Christoph von Manteuffel in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Detlef Döring (Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig) and the Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung (IZEA) at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Publication will be undertaken by the publishers Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim

2. DFG-Project at the Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung (IZEA) at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg: Research Group „Enlightenment within the Context of Modern Esoterics“
Duration: May 2004 until April 2010
Scientific Director of the subsidiary project: Esoterics in Wolffianism. The Tradition of Speculative Theorems in the context of the Discourse of Physical Monadology

3. Kant Lexicon
Sponsor: Fritz Thyssen Stiftung
Eds.: Marcus Willaschek, Jürgen Stolzenberg, Georg Mohr, Stefano  Bacin. Scientific Advisory Board: Eckart Förster, Heiner Klemme, Christian  Klotz, Bernd Ludwig, Peter McLaughlin, Eric Watkins
3 Volumes with over 2000 keywords and biographical articles Scientific editorship of articles on the definition of areas of work:
Philosophy/Transcendental Philosophy, Subjectivity/Ego/
Natural Science/Natural Philosophy, Aesthetics/Art, Philosophy of Religion/
Theology/Philosophy of History
Publication: Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/New York, 2013.

2. Organisation of the Christian-Wolff Guest Professorship at the
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Winter Term 1999/2000: Prof. Dr. Konrad Cramer (Göttingen)
Winter Term 2001/2002: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wieland (Heidelberg)
Summer Term 2002: Prof. Dr. Günther Patzig (Göttingen)
Summer Term 2004: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Brandt (Marburg)
Winter Term 2011/12: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang  Carl (Göttingen)

3. Organisation and Directorship of International Scientific Conferences and Congresses

Concepts of Rationality in German Idealism
First German-American Conference on the Philosophy of German Idealism to take place in Germany, Halle (Saale), 22. – 24. Oct. 2001

System of Reason. Kant and German Idealism
Concept, organisation and planning of a series of six conferences in cooperation with the Kant-Gesellschaft, the North American Kant Society, the Internationale Hegel-Vereinigung, the Internationale Schelling-Gesellschaft, the Internationale Fichte-Gesellschaft, the Schelling-Kommission der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, the Internationale Gesellschaft „System der Philosophie“ and the Internationale Gesellschaft für Dialektische Philosophie – Societas Hegeliana.
Published so far: 3 Volumes of Conference Reports, see bibliography

1. International Christian Wolff Congress
“Christian Wolff and the European Enlightenment
” on the 250th anniversary of the death of Christian Wolff (including the award of Honorary Doctorate to Prof. Dr. Jean Ecole, Nice) in Halle (Saale), 4. – 8. April, 2004
Publication of the Papers of the Congress in 5 Volumes: Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim

2. International J. G. Fichte Congress
„Knowledge, Freedom, History. Fichte’s Philosophy in the 19th and
20th Century
in Halle (Saale), 3. – 7. Oct., 2006
Publication of the Papers of the Congress in 3 Volumes: Rodopoi Verlag, Hildesheim

4. International Scientific Cooperation

1. Russia – Moscow
Russian Academy of Sciences
Department of Philosophy, Partner: Prof. Dr. Nelly Modroschilowa;
Visiting Research Fellowship of Prof. Dr. Nelly Modroschilowa at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and as Humboldt Fellow, supported by the Humboldt Foundation

Moscow State Pedagogical University
Department of Philosophy
Partner: Prof. Dr. Nina A. Dmitrieva
Joint Project (Conference): “German and Russian Neo-Kantianism. From the Logic of Knowledge to Social Pedagogy”, 29. – 31. May, 2008

Visiting Research Fellowship of Dr. Nina A. Dmitrieva supported by the Gerda Henckel Foundation at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Research Project: German-Russian Neo-Kantianism, 1. April - 31. May, 2006

2. Russia – St. Petersburg
Russian Academy of Sciences
Research Centre   St. Petersburg
Faculty of Philosophy of the St. Petersburg  State University
Society for Classical German Philosophy, St. Petersburg
Research Project: Joint Conferences on Classical German Philosophy:
1. The Relationship between Belief and Knowledge in Classical German Philosophy (Publications in Russian are available), 8. – 9. June, 2006
2. Fichte’s Late Science of Knowledge, 27. – 28. Nov., 2008

3. Russia – Kaliningrad
Invitation as guest professor to participate in the newly established master course “Immanuel Kant” at the Immanuel-Kant University Kaliningrad, winterterm 2013/14

4. The People’s Republic of China – Peking
Academy of Sciences at Peking University, Department of Philosophy.
Cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Philosophy (Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann, PD Dr. Hans Feger), as part of a partnership agreement between the FU and Peking University, supported by the Centre for German Studies (Peking) and the Goethe Institute (Peking)
Partner: Prof. Dr. Han Shuifa (Peking State University), Dr. Wang Ge (Academy of Sciences Peking), Dr. Liu Zhe (Peking  State University)

September 2007
Conferences and lectures supported by the DFG: Hongkong, Pefing; lectures on Martin Heidegger, Kant and on Classical German Philosophy

September – October 2008
Conferences and lectures supported by the DFG: Hongkong, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Peking Lectures on classical theories of time, on Kant and on Classical German Philosophy

International Conference: The Fate of Reason.
Contemporary Understanding of Enlightenment,
Peking, 9. – 11. Oct. 2008
Lecture: Kant’s World Concept of Philosophy

5. Czech Republic – Prague
Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
Department of Philosophy
Partner: Dr. Jiri Chotas, Dr. Jan Kunes
Since 1996 several German-Czech seminars on Classical German Philosophy as well as Conferences (Projects)
Latest documentation in: Metaphysik und Kritik. Interpretationen zur "Transzendentalen Dialektik“ der Kritik der reinen Vernunft, ed. Jirí Chotas, Jindrich Karásek and Jürgen Stolzenberg, Würzburg 2008

May 2013: Planning of a German-Czech Conference on theories of subjectivity in Classical German Philosophy at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

6. Republic of Poland – Warsaw
Warsaw State University
Department of Philosophy
Partner: Prof. Dr. Jakub Kloc Konkolowicz
Project: Recognition in Classical German Philosophy and in Contemporary Philosophy
Conference Project in Rammenau 2007
Visiting Researcher at the Martin-Luther-University Halle Wittenberg
1. Nov. 2006 – 31. Jan. 2007

Invitation to assume a visiting professorship in Warsaw

5. Congress and Lecturing Activities outwith Europe (supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD))

2002: USA
International Congress at the University of Notre Dame on the occasion of the institution of the Internationales Jahrbuch des Deutschen Idealismus/International Yearbook of German Idealism
8. – 9. December 2002
Lecture: Subjectivity and Freedom. Nagel, Kant, Fichte.

2004: Chile
Santiago
da Chile: Kant Colloquium:
2. – 4. November 2004
Lecture: “A Matter of Interest for Everyone”
Kant’s World Concept of Philosophy
(sole German guest lecturer)

2005: Brazil
Sao   Paulo
: International Kant Congress
Lecture: „The ‚I will’ must be able to accompany all of my desires“
Reflections on the problem of a deduction of the categories of freedom

Florianopolis
: International Congress „War and Peace“, 12. – 14. Sept. 2005
Lecture: Terrorism, War and Peace

Santa   Maria
: Lectures and seminar on Kant und on Classical German Philosophy upon the invitation of Prof. Dr. Christian  Klotz, Santa Maria

2005: USA
Chicago
: “Mary Gregor Lecture”
on the occasion of the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association – North American Kant Society Special Group Session, 27.- 30. April 2005 on the invitation of Prof. Dr. Karl Ameriks and Prof. Dr. Patricia Kitcher:
The pure „I will“ must be able to accompany all of my desires:
Reflections on the problem of a deduction of the categories of freedom.

6. Participation in further international scientific Congresses (within and outwith Europe) upon invitation together with lectures:

Denmark (Copenhagen), France (Poitiers, Aix-en-Provence), Great Britain (Oxford), Holland: (Amsterdam), Ireland (Dublin), Italy (Pisa, Naples, Como [Villa Vigoni]), Croatia (Dubrovnik), Portugal (Lissabon), Russia (St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kaliningrad), Switzerland (Zürich, Bern); Spain (Madrid); Tunisia (Tunis); Hungary (Budapest); Canada (Montreal).

7. Planning, Organisation and Presentation of interdisciplinary  Lecture Series at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Winter Term 2000/2001
Kant in der Gegenwart
With lectures by Konrad Cramer, Wolfgang Wieland, Wolfgang Carl et al.;
(Details of publication in the bibliography)

Winter Term 2001/2002
Kulturelles Gedächtnis. Ursprung und Tradition neuzeitlicher Kultur und Wissenschaft

On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the University of Halle
With lectures by Reinhart Koselleck, Hans-Ulrich Wehler et al..

Winter Term 2004/05
Aufklärung durch Bildung

On the occasion of Sachsen-Anhalt’s cultural motto year „Enlightenment through Education“ 2004, together with Lars-Thade Ulrichs M.A. and in cooperation with the IZEA
With lectures by Jutta Limbach, Jürgen Mittelstrass, Jan-Hendrik Olbertz (Minister of Cultural Affairs of the Land Sachsen-Anhalt), Herbert Schnädelbach et al.

Summer Term 2007
Über die Seele

In cooperation with Katja  Crone and Robert Schnepf (Department of Philosophy)
With lectures by Ansgar Beckermann, Konrad Cramer and Jürgen Stolzenberg, Jens Halfwassen, Dorothea Frede, Thomas Slezák et al.

Winter Term 2008/09
Was ist Zeit?

In cooperation with the pro-rectorate for strategic development, Prof. Dr. Bernd Six;
On the occasion of the city of Halle’s motto year under the direction of the Franckesche Stiftungen: Zeit.Los – unser Umgang mit der Zeit.
With lectures by Eberhard Jüngel, Hans Maier et al.

8. Received and (in some cases) accepted Invitations to Guest Professorships

University of Turin: March 2009
Peking State University
University of Mendoza (Argentina)
University of Warsaw
Immanuel-Kant University Kaliningrad

9. Professional Assessment Activities

Since 1998 assessment activity für the DFG (German Research Foundation), the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), the Humboldt-Stiftung, the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.

10. Establishment and Organisation of the Chamber Music Concert Series aula konzerte halle at the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Founded in 2006, since 2007 Chairman of the aula konzerte Verein e.V.

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