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Professor Timo Jütten

Head of School - Professor (R)
School of Philosophy and Art History
Professor Timo Jütten
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    6.124, Colchester Campus

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Biography

Timo studied Political Studies and Hebrew at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), and Social & Political Thought and Philosophy at Sussex. Before coming to Essex, he taught at University College Dublin (Ireland) and the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (The Netherlands). Timo was co-investigator on an AHRC Follow on Fund for Impact and Engagement grant, Achieving UNCRPD Compliance (principal investigator: Professor Wayne Martin), under the auspices of the Essex Autonomy Project (EAP). During the period of the grant the EAP held three roundtables with judges, policy-makers and practitioners in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and organised a public conference in order to influence the debate about the UNCRPD compliance of the Mental Capacity Act (2005). PhD Supervision I have supervised three PhD students to completion: Giovanni Mascaretti, Adorno, Foucault and the History of the Present (2016) Rosalind Worsdale, Sexual Objectification: From Complicity to Solidarity (2017) Benjamin Barnard,Do rights-based moralities cause climate change? Balancing the rights of current persons and the needs of the future generations (2017), co-supervised with Andrew Fagan, Essex Law School & Human Rights Centre I am very interested in supervising PhD students on critical social theory, the morality of markets, Feminist philosophy, and the philosophical foundations of human rights.

Qualifications

  • BA London

  • MA Sussex

  • DPhil Sussex

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Philosophy, School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex (1/9/2011 - 30/9/2016)

  • Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex (1/10/2016 - 30/9/2019)

  • Head of School, School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex (1/8/2017 - present)

  • Professor of Philosophy, School of Philosophy and Art History,, University of Essex (1/10/2019 - present)

Other academic

  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen (1/9/2010 - 31/8/2011)

  • Teaching and Research Fellow, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin (1/9/2009 - 31/8/2010)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Critical social theory (Adorno, Habermas, Honneth)

Open to supervise

Political philosophy (markets and commodification)

Open to supervise

Philosophy and Gender (especially sexual objectification, pornography, sex work)

Open to supervise

Ethics (especially Kants and Kantian ethics)

Open to supervise

Philosophical foundations of human rights (especially the relationship between human dignity and human rights, mental capacity and human rights)

Open to supervise

Current research

Commodification and the moral limits of markets

Social Pathology, Social Rationality and Markets

Competition and Solidarity

The Market Antinomy

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Europe: Myth and Idea (CS102)

  • The World in Question: the Social, Political and Psychological Legacies of the Enlightenment (CS201)

  • Crisis of the American Idea (CS261)

  • Dangerous Ideas: Essays and Manifestos as Social Criticism Capstone (CS301)

  • Dangerous Ideas: Essays and Manifestos as Social Criticism (CS305)

Previous supervision

Rosalind Jane Worsdale
Rosalind Jane Worsdale
Thesis title: Sexual Objectification: From Complicity to Solidarity
Degree subject: Philosophy
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 12/2/2018
Benjamin Joseph James Barnard
Benjamin Joseph James Barnard
Thesis title: Do Rights-Based Moralities Cause Climate Change? Balancing the Rights of Current Persons and the Needs of the Future Generations
Degree subject: Human Rights
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 9/2/2018
Giovanni Maria Mascaretti
Giovanni Maria Mascaretti
Thesis title: Adorno, Foucault, and the History of the Present
Degree subject: Philosophy
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 8/6/2017
Vivienne Louise Ashley
Vivienne Louise Ashley
Thesis title: Great Expectations: Autonomy, Responsibility and Social Welfare Entitlement
Degree subject: Philosophy
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 12/8/2014

Publications

Journal articles (11)

Jütten, T., (2019). Adorno on Hope. Philosophy and Social Criticism. 45 (3), 284-306

Jütten, T., (2017). Dignity, Esteem, and Social Contribution: A Recognition-Theoretical View. Journal of Political Philosophy. 25 (3), 259-280

Jütten, T., (2016). Sexual Objectification. Ethics. 127 (1), 27-49

Jütten, T., (2015). Is the Market a Sphere of Social Freedom?. Critical Horizons. 16 (2), 187-203

Jütten, T., (2013). Habermas and Markets. Constellations. 20 (4), 587-603

Cooke, M. and Jütten, T., (2013). The Theory of Communicative Action After Three Decades. Constellations. 20 (4), 516-517

Jütten, T., (2012). Adorno on Kant, Freedom and Determinism. European Journal of Philosophy. 20 (4), 548-574

Jütten, T., (2011). Verdinglichung und Freiheit. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie. 59 (5), 717-730

Jütten, T., (2011). The Colonization Thesis: Habermas on Reification. International Journal of Philosophical Studies. 19 (5), 701-727

Jütten, T., (2010). What is Reification? A Critique of Axel Honneth. Inquiry. 53 (3), 235-256

Jütten, T., (2010). Logic, Experience and Freedom: Hegel and Adorno. Hegel Bulletin. 31 (02), 101-110

Book chapters (2)

Jütten, T., (2018). The Theory of Recognition in the Frankfurt School. In: The Routledge Companion to the Frankfurt School. Editors: Honneth, A., Hammer, E. and Gordon, P., . Routledge. 82- 94. 9781138333246

Jütten, T., (2016). Kann Hegel Wettbewerb und Solidarität versöhnen?. In: Korporation und Sittlichkeit. Zur Aktualität von Hegels Theorie der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft. Editors: Ellmers, S. and Hermann, S., . Fink. 159- 175. 377056099X. 978-3770560998

Grants and funding

2019

Visiting Fellowship - Prof Vladimir Safatle

University of Essex (GCRF)

2015

Human Rights and Information Technology in the Era of Big Data

Economic & Social Research Council

2014

Achieving UNCRPD Compliance

Arts And Humanities Research Council

Contact

tjuetten@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872998

Location:

6.124, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Please email me for an appointment.