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Dr Joerg Schaub

Senior Lecturer
School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr Joerg Schaub
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    +44 (0) 1206 874768

  • Location

    5B.117, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Academic Support Hours during Autumn Term (in person or virtual): Monday 11am-noon Friday 11am-noon Room 5B.117 I am happy to offer virtual/zoom academic support hours during these times.

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Biography

Jörg is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Essex and Director of Education of the School of Philosophical, Historical, and Interdisciplinary Studies (PHAIS). He studied Philosophy and Aesthetics as well as Theory of Art and Media at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe and Heidelberg University. He was a Fulbright Postgraduate Student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill taking classes in Philosophy, Comparative Literature, and Anthropology. He received a PhD scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, was a visiting PhD student in Philosophy at Cambridge University, and was awarded his doctoral degree in Philosophy (Dr. phil.) from Goethe-University Frankfurt. Before joining the School of Philosophy and Art History, he taught and researched at Mannheim University and Goethe-University Frankfurt, he was a DAAD-Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at Cambridge University and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Essex. His research focusses on aesthetics, critical theory (esp. Frankfurt School and Honneth), 19th Century German Philosophy (esp. Hegel), social and political philosophy (esp. Rawls, justice, reconciliation, political realism, methodology), and medical ethics (esp. the ethics of enhancement). Jörg is currently completing a book manuscript that systematically explores the role and relevance of the aesthetic in democratic life. As part of this project, he outlines: - a novel capacity-based account of modern aesthetics - offers a new interpretation of Hegel's "end of art" thesis - expands the range of recognition relationships familiar from Hegel with an account of aesthetic recognition - argues that aesthetic recognition is an integral part of democratic Sittlichkeit - and delineates a critical theory of aesthetics (that critiques forms of aesthetic mis-recognition)

Qualifications

  • M.A. (Karlsruhe)

  • Dr. phil. (Frankfurt)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Social and Political Philosophy (focus on contemporary theories and 19th century German authors)

Open to supervise

Frankfurt School and Contemporary Critical Theory

Open to supervise

Aesthetics

Open to supervise

Current research

Aesthetics and democratic/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

Conferences and presentations

Aesthetic Freedom and Democratic Life

Invited presentation, Keynote presentation, I delivered the "Essex Lectures in Philosophy", University of Essex, COLCHESTER, United Kingdom, 5/2021

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Contemporary Political Philosophy (PY413)

  • Philosophy and Medical Ethics (PY428)

  • Philosophy and Aesthetics (PY954)

Previous supervision

Plamen Detelinov Andreev
Plamen Detelinov Andreev
Thesis title: Outwitting Enlightenment with Words: Philosophical Style, Critique, and History in Adorno and Horkheimer’S Dialectic of Enlightenment
Degree subject: Philosophy
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 20/10/2023
Niclas Jonathan Rautenberg
Niclas Jonathan Rautenberg
Thesis title: Colliding Worlds: Prolegomena to a Critical Phenomenology of Political Conflict
Degree subject: Philosophy
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 12/6/2023
Clinton Peter Verdonschot
Clinton Peter Verdonschot
Thesis title: Personal Autonomy & its Aesthetic Preconditions: Essays on Aesthetic Understanding & Freedom
Degree subject: Philosophy
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 10/12/2020
Samuel James Oliver
Samuel James Oliver
Thesis title: History and Ideality in Husseri, Derrida, and the Critical Theory Tradition
Degree subject: Philosophy
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 5/7/2019
Ikechukwu Mathias Odigbo
Ikechukwu Mathias Odigbo
Thesis title: Recognition, Normative Reconstruction and Economic Justice: National and Transnational Perspectives
Degree subject: Philosophy
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 27/3/2019
Min Seong Kim
Min Seong Kim
Thesis title: Processes of Social Change in the Works of Badiou and Laclau
Degree subject: Philosophy
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 19/11/2018
Douglas Michael Giles
Douglas Michael Giles
Thesis title: Rethinking Misrecognition and Struggles for Recognition: Critical Theory Beyond Honneth
Degree subject: Philosophy
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 10/10/2017
Rosalba Mallardo
Rosalba Mallardo
Thesis title: Securing the Future of the Critical Project of Aufklarung
Degree subject: Philosophy
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 24/11/2016
Daniel Rosenhaft Swain
Daniel Rosenhaft Swain
Thesis title: 'None So Fit to Break the Chains' - Marx's Ethics of Self-Emancipation
Degree subject: Philosophy
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 13/2/2015

Publications

Journal articles (10)

Schaub, J. and Odigbo, IM., (2019). Expanding the Taxonomy of (Mis-)Recognition in the Economic Sphere. European Journal of Social Theory. 22 (1), 103-122

Schaub, J., (2019). Aesthetic Freedom and Democratic Ethical Life: A Hegelian Account of the Relationship between Aesthetics and Democratic Politics. European Journal of Philosophy. 27 (1), 75-97

Schaub, J., (2016). Luftschloss Liberalismus Warum das Denken in Krisenzeiten keinen Halt indet. Mittelweg 36. 25 (2), 38-55

Schaub, J., (2015). Misdevelopments, Pathologies, and Normative Revolutions: Normative Reconstruction as Method of Critical Theory. Critical Horizons. 16 (2), 107-130

Book chapters (10)

Schaub, J., Sozialpathologie. In: Handbuch Kritische Theorie. Editors: Celikates, R., Jaeggi, R. and Saar, M., . J. B. Metzler

Schaub, J., (2023). Versöhnung. In: Rawls-Handbuch Leben - Werk - Wirkung. J.B. Metzler. 433- 438. 3476059278. 9783476059277

Schaub, J., (2023). Three Models of Aesthetic Recognition. In: The Philosophy of Recognition: Expanded Perspectives on a Fundamental Concept. Editors: Khurana, TS. and Congdon, M., . Routledge

Schaub, J., (2019). John Rawls' Projekt(e) der Versöhnung [John Rawls' Project(s) of Reconciliation]. In: John Rawls: Das Recht der Völker [John Rawls' Law of Peoples]. Editors: Höffe, O., Hahn, H. and Mosayebi, R., . DeGruyter. 177- 195. 978-3-11-065063-1

Schaub, J., (2019). Peter Sloterdijk. In: The Cambridge Habermas Lexicon. Editors: Mendieta, E. and Allen, A., . Cambridge University Press. 685- 688. 1107172020. 978-1107172029

Schaub, J., (2014). Pluralismus [Pluralism]. In: Religion und S�kularisierung. Ein interdisziplin�res Handbuch. Editors: Pitschmann, A. and Schmidt, TM., . J B Metzler. 9783476023667

Schaub, J., (2012). Gerechtigkeit, Pluralismus, Demokratie: Ein Problemaufriss im Anschluss an John Rawls [Justice, Pluralism and Democracy after Rawls]. In: Gerechtigkeit im Sozialstaat. Analysen und Vorschl�ge. Editors: Haerendel, U., . Nomos. 19- 34. 9783832962029

Schaub, J., (2011). Familie. In: Lexikon der politischen Theorie und Philosophie. Editors: Hartman, M. and Offe, C., . C H Beck. 181- 185. 9783406601576

Schaub, J., (2010). Rawls' politischer Liberalismus und die Kritik des Privaten [Rawls's Political Liberalism and the Critique of the Private]. In: Die Grenzen des Privaten. Editors: Niesen, P. and Seubert, S., . Nomos. 75- 88. 9783832952280

Schaub, J., (2002). Konzept, Körper, Einheit. Überlegungen zu einer Erkenntnistheorie des Bildes. In: Quel corps? Eine Frage der Repräsentation. Editors: Belting, H., Kamper, D. and Schulz, M., . Wilhelm Fink

Contact

jschaub@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874768

Location:

5B.117, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Academic Support Hours during Autumn Term (in person or virtual): Monday 11am-noon Friday 11am-noon Room 5B.117 I am happy to offer virtual/zoom academic support hours during these times.

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