Hans-Dieter Mutschler

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Hans-Dieter Mutschler

Hans-Dieter Mutschler (born September 11, 1946 in Stuttgart ) is a German philosopher. He held the chair for natural philosophy at the Ignatianum School of Philosophy and Education in Krakow , Poland . In numerous publications he deals with the border area between scientific and Christian worldview.


Hans-Dieter Mutschler studied theology , philosophy and physics in Munich , Paris and Frankfurt am Main from 1973 to 1979 . In 1989 he wrote his dissertation at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main . His habilitation took place in 1997 at Frankfurt University. Afterwards he held a visiting professorship in Eichstätt in 1998/9 .

In 1997/8 he began to publish the writings on natural science and Marxism (Volume 15 of the Karl Rahner Complete Edition, Herder) and took up his work on the research project Ethical Problems of Artificial Life Technology, which was financed by the Görres Society on. From 2000 he was a full-time employee at the "Tübingen Center for Scientific Cultures". In 2001 he held a further visiting professorship in the field of "Natural Philosophy" at the University of Innsbruck . In 2002 he was given a permanent teaching position at the Carl Gustav Jung Institute in Zurich .

Since 2004 Mutschler has held the chair for natural philosophy at the Ignatianum School of Philosophy and Education in Krakow. From 2006 to 2017 he was also a lecturer in natural philosophy at the Philosophical-Theological University of Sankt Georgen , Frankfurt am Main. In the 2017 summer semester he took over the Klaus Hemmerle endowed professorship at RWTH Aachen University . He also teaches philosophy of biology at the University of Zurich.


  • The breath of the moon . Probst, Villingen 1986, ISBN 3-925221-05-0 .
  • Speculative and empirical physics: Topicality and limits of Schelling's natural philosophy . Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1990, ISBN 3-17-011021-7 .
  • Physics, religion, new age . Echter, Würzburg 1990, ISBN 3-429-01322-4 .
  • Reason in space travel ?: The German space glider "Singer" . Publisher for Interk. Komm., Frankfurt 1992, ISBN 3-88939-191-5 (together with Konrad Ott )
  • Physics, religion, new age . Echter, Würzburg 1992, ISBN 3-429-01322-4 .
  • Resurrection from the hard drive. Religious consecration for progress . To the book by Frank J. Tipler: The Physics of Immortality. In: Publik-Forum. No. 12/1994, pp. 45-46.
  • Spelling God anew: on the person and theology of Karl Rahner . Echter, Würzburg 1994, ISBN 3-429-01581-2 .
  • The world as a parable or an equation ?: Galileo's program and the question of meaning . Akad. Der Diözese, Stuttgart 1997, ISBN 3-926297-65-4 .
  • The God Machine: God's Fate in the Age of Technology . Pattloch, Augsburg 1998, ISBN 3-629-00819-4 .
  • Responsibility of theology in dialogue with natural sciences and social theory (adaptation of volume 15 of the Karl Rahner complete edition), Herder, Freiburg 2002, ISBN 3-451-23715-6 .
  • Natural philosophy . Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2002, ISBN 3-17-016814-2 .
  • Physics and Religion: Perspectives and Limits of a Dialogue . Knowledge Book club, Darmstadt 2005, ISBN 3-534-15735-4 .
  • From form to formula: metaphysics and natural science . The gray series, Zug Switzerland 2011, ISBN 978-3-906336-58-9 .
  • Knowing more of the world together: on the relationship between spirituality and natural science . Echter, Würzburg 2012, ISBN 978-3-429-03481-8 .
  • Reality Halved: Why Materialism Doesn't Explain the World . Butzon and Bercker, Kevelaer 2014, ISBN 978-3-7666-1721-7 .
  • Awareness. What's this? Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Leipzig 2018, ISBN 978-3-374-05565-4 .
  • What's wrong with Christianity ? Verlagshaus Schlosser, Kirchheim 2020, ISBN 978-3-96200-297-8


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Farewell lecture Mutschler: Sankt Georgen. Retrieved February 12, 2020 .
  2. Hemmerle professorship for Hans-Dieter Mutschler. Retrieved February 12, 2020 .