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Georg Bertram

Porträtfoto von Georg Bertram
source: Bernd Wannenmacher

Short bio

Georg W. Bertram, born 1967. Since 2007 Professor of Philosophy (Theoretical Philosophy with a focus on Aesthetics and Philosophy of Language) at Freie Universität Berlin. 2017-2019 Dean of Studies of the Department of "Philosophy and Humanities" at FU Berlin; since 2019 Dean there. Since 2021 speaker of the Research Training Group 2638 "Normativity, Criticism, Change". 1997 PhD in philosophy at the Justus Liebig University of Giessen. 2004 Habilitation in philosophy at the University of Hildesheim. 2002-2007 Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hildesheim. 2004 Research Scholar at the Department of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh (with Prof. John McDowell). Visiting Professorships at the University of Vienna (2006), at the Università degli Studi di Torino (2015 and 2021), at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre (2015), and at the Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM Milano (2017).

Main research interests: Philosophy of language, aesthetics, epistemology, philosophy of mind (philosophy of subject), theory of normativity and rationality, social ontology, German idealism (esp. Hegel), hermeneutic, postanalytic and neostructuralist contemporary philosophy.

Selected publications (monographs): Hermeneutics and Deconstruction. Contours of a Controversy in Contemporary Philosophy (2002); Art. A Philosophical Introduction (2005; Ital. 2008; Korean. 2017); Language and the Whole. Outline of an Antireductionist Philosophy of Language (2006); Introduction to the Philosophy of Language (2011, Korean. 2015); Art as Human Practice. an Aesthetics (2014, Spanish. 2016, Italian. 2017, English. 2019), Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. A Systematic Commentary (2017), What is Man? Why We Ask About Us (2018), (with Michael Rüsenberg) Improvise! In Praise of Uncertainty (2021).