Author Archives: Dieter Thomae

About Dieter Thomae

Dieter Thomä studied philosophy and literature at the Universities of Freiburg and Berlin, attended the Henri Nannen School of Journalism in Hamburg, and received his postdoctoral qualification from Rostock University. After teaching philosophy in Paderborn, Rostock, Essen, Berlin, and New York, and working as Senior Scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, he was appointed Professor of Philosophy at the University of St.Gallen in 2000. His publications include: Die Zeit des Selbst und die Zeit danach: Zur Kritik der Textgeschichte Martin Heideggers 1910-1976 (1990), Eltern: Kleine Philosophie einer riskanten Lebensform (1992), Erzähle dich selbst: Lebensgeschichte als philosophisches Problem (1998), Unter Amerikanern: Eine Lebensart wird besichtigt (2000); Vom Glück in der Moderne (2003); Totalität und Mitleid: Richard Wagner, Sergej Eisenstein und unsere ethisch-ästhetische Moderne (2006); and Väter. Eine moderne Heldengeschichte (2008).

The danger of being ridden by a type: Reflections on integrity and depravity

The following paper was presented at Saints and Madmen: Integrity at its Limits, at the Einstein Forum in June 2014. Abstract The rhetoric of integration appeals to an all-encompassing spirit of reconciliation and unity. Yet the theory of integrity has … Continue reading

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