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Dr Jörg Schaub

Position in departmentLecturer
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Emailjschaub@essex.ac.uk
Telephone01206 874768
Room5B.117
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Biography

Jörg studied Philosophy, Aesthetics, Art and Media Theory at the HfG Karlsruhe, Heidelberg University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a doctoral degree in philosophy from Goethe-University, Frankfurt. Before joining the Department, he taught at Mannheim University and Goethe-University, and was a Visiting Scholar at the Philosophy Departments at Cambridge University and the University of Essex.

Qualifications

M.A. (Karlsruhe); Dr. phil. (Frankfurt)

Current research

Aesthetics and emancipatory politics, methodological foundations of contemporary political philosophy (ideal/non-ideal theory, activist political theory, political realism, Critical Theory, Cambridge School); theories of justice (particularly Rawls); social philosophy (particularly Hegel and Honneth); social pathologies

Research interests

Social and Political Philosophy (focus on contemporary theories and 19th century German authors), Frankfurt School and Contemporary Critical Theory, Philosophy of Art, Normative Ethics and Metaethics.

Publications

Monograph
  • Gerechtigkeit als Versöhnung. John Rawls’ politischer Liberalismus, Frankfurt a. M./New York: Campus 2009, 336 pages [Justice as Reconciliation: John Rawls’ Political Liberalism]


Articles

  • "Misdevelopments, Pathologies, and Normative Revolutions: Normative Reconstruction as Method of Critical Theory", Critical Horizons 16/ 2 (May 2015), pp. 107-130. 
  • "The Incompleteness of Ideal Theory", Res Publica  20/ 4 (2014), 413-439.
  • “Politische Theorie als angewandte Moralphilosophie. Die realistische Kritik”, Zeitschrift für Politische Theorie3:1 (2012), pp. 8–24. [“Political Theory as Applied Moral Philosophy: The Realist Critique”]
  • “Warum es einer von Idealtheorien unabhängigen politischen Theorie der Legitimität bedarf”, in: Christopher Daase, Anna Geis and Frank Nullmeier (eds.), Leviathan. Berliner Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaft (Special Issue): Der Aufstieg der Legitimitätspolitik. Rechtfertigung und Kritik politisch-ökonomischer Ordnungen, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2012, pp. pp. 436-451. [“Why We Need a Theory of Legitimacy that is Free-Standing from Ideal Theories”]
  • “Ideale und/oder nicht-ideale Theorie – oder weder noch? Ein Literaturbericht zum neuesten Methodenstreit in der politischen Philosophie”, in: Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung 64/3 (2010), pp. 393–409* [“Ideal and/or Non-Ideal Theory – or Neither Nor? A Review of the Most Recent Methodological Debates in Political Philosophy”]
  • co-authored with Fabian Freyenhagen, “Hat hier jemand gesagt, der Kaiser sei nackt? Eine Verteidigung der Geussschen Kritik an Rawls’ idealtheoretischem Ansatz”, in: Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 58/3 (2010), pp. 457–477 [“Did Somebody Just Say the Emperor is Naked? In Defence of Geuss’s Objections to Rawls’s Ideal-Theoretical Approach”]


Book Chapters and Lexicon Entries

·         “Pluralismus”, in: Annette Pitschmann and Thomas M. Schmidt (eds.), Religion und Säkularisierung. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch, Stuttgart/Weimar: J. B. Metzler 2014 [“Pluralism”].

·         “Familie”, in: Martin Hartman and Claus Offe (eds.), Lexikon der politischen Theorie und  Philosophie, München: C.H. Beck 2011, pp. 181–185 [“Family”]


·         “Ralws’ politischer Liberalismus und die Kritik des Privaten“, in: Peter Niesen and Sandra Seubert (eds.), Die Grenzen des Privaten, Baden-Baden: Nomos 2010, pp. 75–88        [“Rawls’s Political Liberalism and the Critique of the Private”]

 

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