Michael Rosen



Professor of Government an der Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
Juli 2015

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Geschichte und Freiheit im Deutschen Idealismus«

Projektbeschreibung:
German Idealism coincides with a radical step in secularization. It took place at a time when belief in personal immortality was receding. As it did so, it left behind a stark question: how were human beings to reconcile themselves with the fact of their own mortality? In German Idealism we find one very important answer to that question being prepared: human beings can see themselves as part of a wider historical process whose value will justify their own existence even if they themselves are no longer alive. My book traces the way in which this idea is pre-figured in Kant’s conception of history and freedom, and the transformation that took place thereafter. (Michael Rosen)

Förderung des Aufenthaltes:
DFG-Kollegforschergruppe »Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«

Wissenschaftliches Profil von Michael Rosen


Forschungsschwerpunkte:
Deutscher Idealismus, Philosophie von G.F.W. Hegel

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl):
  1. Dignity: its History and Meaning, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press 2012.
  2. The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy, hg. mit Brian Leiter, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2007.
  3. Political Thought: an Oxford Reader, hg. mit Jonathan Wolff, Oxford: Oxford University Press 1999.
  4. On Voluntary Servitude: False Consciousness and the Theory of Ideology, Cambridge: Polity Press and Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press 1996.
  5. The Need for Interpretation: Contemporary Conceptions of the Philosopher's Task, hg. mit Sollace Mitchell, London: Athlone Press 1983.
  6. Immanuel Kant: Opus Postumum, übersetzt mit Eckart Förster, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1993.
  7. Hegel's Dialectic and its Criticism, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1982.