Past Member

Dieter Thomä

Affiliation

Social Science

Field of Study

Philosophy

Home Institution

Universität St. Gallen
From
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Dieter Thomä’s project on dissent and deviation in times of crisis aims at developing a typology of critical and anti-critical ways of dealing with crises. People may act as troublemakers experimenting with life-forms or building a new order. They may also use anomy for willfully pursuing their own benefit or for establishing a community immune to criticism.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Social Science

Degrees

University of Freiburg, Germany
Ph.D.
1989

Honors

2009
Fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin, Germany
2007
Fellow at Max Weber Kolleg, Erfurt, Germany
2002
Fellow at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA
1996
Joseph Roth prize for Essayism, Klagenfurt, Austria

Appointments

Department of Philosophy
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Departments of German and Philosophy
Brown University, Providence
Department of German
University of California at Davis
Department of Philosophy
Free University, Berlin, Germany
Department of Philosophy
New School for Social Research, New York