Philosophy for doctoral candidates

The program Philosophy for Doctoral Candidates invites doctoral candidates of all departments and disciplines interested in working on the philosophical dimensions of their projects. Each semester the program offers a seminar investigating seminal philosophical questions and positions via classical and contemporary texts as well as via individual project presentations by the participants. more

You can find more information about professor Blaettler, her research interests and publications here.

Philosophical Frame: Philosophy between Critique and Speculation

Critique and speculation designate two philosophical procedures/devices familiar to all researchers: on the one hand the skill to locate problems and critically analyze them, and on the other hand just as much the capability to transcend the already known tentatively, hypothetically or even speculatively for imagining and detecting new areas. more

Winter Semester 2018/19

Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition

Hannah Arendt's "The Human Condition", based on lectures at the University of Chicago and published in 1958, is considered her major philosophical work. The seminar offers a close reading of the following topics: An analysis of the vita activa based on the three categories of labor, work and action; the distinction between the vita activa and the vita contemplativa and the discussion of these concepts in Plato's and Aristotle's works; Arendt's most important innovation: the distinction between the private and the public; Marxist economics in the context of vita activa; the historic transition to the identification of life as the highest value - and finally: the significance of "natality" in reference to human action.

From 24 October 2018 to 27 March 2019 on Wednesdays from 12.15 to 13.45 hours

Philosophy Department, Leibnizstr. 6, 4th floor, room 434

Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders" "Die atomare Drohung"

Nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg etablierte sich rasch eine spezifisch deutsche Form der Technikanalyse. Während 'linke' Philosophen jedwede technische Innovation als Ausdruck des Fortschrittsgedankens begrüßten, sahen 'konservative' und 'rechte' Philosophen in der Technik ein Verhängnis, das zur antimetaphysischen Moderne gehörte. Während des Dritten Reiches suchte man nach einer 'deutschen Physik' oder 'deutschen Mathematik', in der Fortschritt und deutscher Sonderweg vereinbar erschienen. Nach 1945 kam es zu einer komplexen Gemengelage innerhalb der Technikanalysen, die bis hin zu Ernst Blochs "Prinzip Hoffnung" und Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung" verfolgt wird.

Vom 24. Oktober 2018 bis zum 27. März 2019 jeweils mittwochs, 14.15 - 15.45 Uhr

Philosophisches Seminar, Leibnizstr. 6, 4. Etage, R. 434

Summer term 2018

Techniques of Describing

Describing does not presuppose an eternal essence or an axiomatic definition. Instead descriptions can make visible even the most different phenomena and perspectives. While the seminar is dedicated to techniques of describing it mainly focuses on the relation between the described phenomenon and its way of presentation.

The methodological topic of this seminar will be addressed by means of the example of man/human being, the related literature will be a starting point for further discussion, too.

Angst und Freiheit

Philosophie hat ihr Selbstverständnis immer wieder darüber gewonnen, Menschen ihre Angst zu nehmen, sei dies vor Göttern, die sie von ihrem Thron stürzt, vor politischen Machthabern, denen sich das Denken widersetzt, oder der großen Unsicherheit, die sie durch Wissen zu beheben sucht. Auf diesem Hintergrund setzt sich der Kurs über die Diskussion ausgewählter Texte mit der Frage nach dem Freiheitsversprechen von Wissenschaft auseinander.

Ein interdisziplinäres Symposion zum Thema gegen Ende des Semesters gibt die Möglichkeit, die während des Semesters behandelten Aspekte weiter zu vertiefen.

Archive of courses

Information about these events is available only in German for courses before the summer term 2016.

Archive of courses

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  • all day: Conversational German
  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
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  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
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  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
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  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
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  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
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  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
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  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
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  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
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  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
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  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
  • all day: Lets talk German
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  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
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  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
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  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
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  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
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  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
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  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
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  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
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  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
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  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
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  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
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  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
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  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
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  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
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  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
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  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
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  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
  • all day: Lets talk German
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  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
  • all day: Lets talk German
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  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
  • all day: Lets talk German
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  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
  • all day: Lets talk German
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  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
  • all day: Lets talk German
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  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
  • all day: Lets talk German
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  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
  • all day: Lets talk German
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  • all day: On-site training course for Metabolomics and mass spectrometry
  • all day: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  • all day: Die Frage nach der Technik - Von der "konservativen Revolution" bis Günther Anders' "Die atomare Drohung"
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