Hans Joas

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Hans Joas
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Hans Joas (2014)
Born (1948-11-27) November 27, 1948 (age 73)
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Era 21st-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Pragmatism
Main interests
Sociology

Hans Joas (born November 27, 1948) is a German sociologist and social theorist.

Hans Joas is Ernst-Troeltsch-Honorarprofessor[1] at the Faculty of Theology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He was a Permanent Fellow[2] at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) (University of Freiburg) in Germany and Visiting Professor of Sociology and Social Thought[3] and a Member[4] of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He was the Director[5] of the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt from 2002-2011. Joas has taught at many institutions, most recently at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and has published several books on social theory, most notably The Creativity of Action.

Joas' work has focused primarily on reconstructing the tradition of American pragmatism, defending its philosophical interest and explicating its significance for social theory.

For Joas, pragmatism offers a novel solution to the problem of value, bridging between the normative concerns of philosophy and the sociological investigation of norms. Starting from an early study of George Herbert Mead (G.H. Mead: A Contemporary Re-examination of His Thought, 1983), Joas has gone on to explore the European reception of pragmatism in Pragmatism and Social Theory (1993) and to reconstruct the sociological theory of action based on the pragmatist conception of creativity (The Creativity of Action, 1996). A wide-ranging examination of ideas about The Genesis of Values (2000) draws heavily on William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience.

Academic awards

Books in English

Books in German

References

  1. Homepage Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Theology, Ernst-Troeltsch-Honorarprofessur, 11. August 2015
  2. Homepage Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Fellows, 11. August 2015
  3. Homepage University of Chicago, Committee on Social Thought, 11. August 2015
  4. Homepage University of Chicago, Committee on Social Thought, 11. August 2015
  5. Homepage University of Erfurt, Max-Weber-Kolleg, Ehemalige Mitglieder, 11. August 2015
  6. Universität Erfurt, Pressemitteilungen, Archiv, Bielefelder Wissenschaftspreis Hans Joas, uni-erfurt.de, 11. August 2015.
  7. Homepage University of Bielefeld, Bielefelder Wissenschaftspreis Hans Joas, ekvv.uni-bielefeld.de, 11. August 2015.
  8. University of Freiburg, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Mitteilungen Archiv, 11. August 2015.
  9. University of Erfurt, Max-Weber-Kolleg, Archiv, Presse, 11. August 2015.
  10. University of Erfurt, Press, Doctor honoris causa of University of Tübingen for Hans Joas, uni-erfurt.de, 11. August 2015.
  11. University of Tübingen, uni-tuebingen.de, 11. August 2015.
  12. Doctor honoris causa of the University of Uppsala for Hans Joas, uni-erfurt.de, 11. August 2015.
  13. Universität Freiburg, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Mitteilungen Archiv, frias.uni-freiburg.de, 11. August 2015.
  14. Homepage Hans-Kilian-Preis, hans-kilian-preis.de, abgerufen am 21. Februar 2013
  15. Homepage Hans Kilian and Lotte Köhler Centrum, Award, kilian-koehler-centrum.de, 11. August 2015.
  16. Homepage University of Chicago, News, sociology.uchicago.edu. 11. August 2015
  17. Homepage Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, News, Awards, Max Planck Research Award 2015, mpg.de, 11. August 2015
  18. Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, press-release, Max Planck Research Award 2015, www.humboldt-foundation.de, 11. August 2015

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