Christian Thies

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Christian Thies (born March 26, 1959 in Kaltenkirchen ) is a German philosopher and has been a professor of philosophy at the University of Passau since 2009 .


Thies studied philosophy, history and educational science for teaching at grammar schools. After the first state examination in 1987 and his legal clerkship at two high schools in Hamburg, he passed the second state examination in 1989. From 1990 to 1992 he worked on an educational project in the port of Hamburg. In 1996 he received his doctorate , after which Thies was a post-doctoral student in the graduate college “Aesthetic Education”. From 1999 to 2006 Thies worked as a research assistant at the University of Rostock at the chair for practical philosophy; afterwards he worked on a project at the Center for Life Science Automation in Rostock-Warnemünde. In 2007 Thies received his habilitation ; from 2007 to 2009 he acted as deputy managing director of the Research Institute for Philosophy in Hanover . Thies has held the teaching professorship for philosophy at the University of Passau since October 2009 .

Fonts (selection)

  • The crisis of the individual. On the criticism of modernity in Adorno and Gehlen . Rowohlt, Reinbek 1997
  • (Ed. With Beatrix Gotthold): Because everyone is looking for an universe. About the meaning of life . Reclam, Leipzig 2003
  • Arnold Gehlen as an introduction . Junius, Hamburg 2000, 2nd edition 2007, ISBN 978-3-88506-329-2
  • The meaning of the question of meaning. Metaphysical reflections on a Kantian basis . Alber, Freiburg / Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-495-48351-0
  • (Ed.) The value of human dignity . Schöningh, Paderborn 2009, ISBN 978-3-506-76715-8
  • (Ed. With Eike Bohlken): Handbuch Anthropologie. Man between nature, culture and technology . Metzler, Stuttgart / Weimar 2009, ISBN 978-3-476-02228-8
  • (Ed. With Birgit Beck) Morals and Law. Philosophical and legal contributions . Stutz, Passau 2011, ISBN 978-3-88849-309-6
  • Introduction to philosophical anthropology . WBG, Darmstadt 2004, 3rd edition 2013, ISBN 978-3-534-25679-2
  • Is it all culture? A critical inventory . Reclam, Stuttgart 2016, ISBN 978-3-534-25679-2
  • New paths in philosophical anthropology . Velbrück, Weilerswist 2018

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