Vittorio Hösle

Vittorio Hösle

Date of Birth 25 June 1960
Place Milan, Italy
Nomination 6 August 2013
Field Philosophy
Title Professor

Most important awards, prizes and academies
Acquired Templeton Foundation grant for fellowships at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study; Best Teacher Award of the Northern Institute of Technology, 2008; Research Achievement Award from the University of Notre Dame, 2008; Rosmini Chair at the University of Trent, Italy, 2008; Taught Master Course at the Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover, 2006; Member of the Historical School of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2004-05; Key Professor at the Northern Institute of Technology in Hamburg, 2002 ff.; Fellowship at the Erasmus Institute of the University of Notre Dame, 2001-02; Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy and Department of German, Ohio State University, 1996; Humboldt Professor at the University of Ulm, 1995; Visiting Professor at South Korean universities, 1995, financed by DAAD; Fellow at the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen, 1995-96; Fritz Winter Award for outstanding academic achievements (50,000 DM), 1994; Visiting Professor at the Department of Ecology, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, 1992-93; Affiliation with the Sociology Department of the University of Delhi, 1992; Affiliation with the Philosophy Department of the University of Trondheim, 1991; Affiliation with the German Department of Ohio State University, 1990-91; Visiting Professor at the Academy of Sciences and at the Lomonossov University in Moscow, 1990 (financed by DAAD); Visiting Professor in Ulm, 1989-90; Visiting Professor at the University of Porto Alegre, Brazil 1989 (financed by DAAD); Heisenberg Fellowship, 1987-93; Fellow at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, 1985-86; Visiting Lecturer at the Technische Hogeschool Twente in Enschede, 1985; Research fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1982-84; Fellowship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volks, 1978-82; Fellowship of the Bavarian Begabtenförderung, 1977-82.


Summary of scientific research
Since 1999 he has been the Paul Kimball Professor of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, where he teaches German literature, philosophy and political sciences and has founded the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. After his PhD in Philosophy at Tübingen University in 1982 and teaching in several universities, in 1986 he became a professor at the New School for Social Research in New York, at Essen University and at the Forschungsinstitut fur Philosophie Hannover. 


Main publications
Academic Books: Forms of Knowledge, ed. by V. Hösle, appears University of Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame 2013; Zur Geschichte der Ästhetik und Poetik, Schwabe: Basel 2013, 102 p.; Dimensions of Goodness, ed. by V. Hösle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne 2013, 441 p.; The Many Faces of Beauty, ed. by V. Hösle, University of Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame 2013, VIII + 501 p.; God as Reason, University of Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame 2013, XVI + 407 p.; Eine kurze Geschichte der deutschen Philosophie. Rückblick auf den deutschen Geist, C.H. Beck: München 2013, 320 p.; Die Vernunft an der Macht. Ein Streitgespräch zwischen Boris Groys und Vittorio Hösle, ed. by L. Di Blasi and M. Jongen, Turia+Kant: Wien 2011, 110 p.; The Idea of a Catholic Institute for Advanced Study, ed. by V. Hösle and D.L. Stelluto (Notre Dame 2010), 137 p.; Die Rangordnung der drei griechischen Tragiker. Ein Problem aus der Geschichte der Ästhetik als Lackmustest ästhetischer Theorien, Schwabe: Basel 2009 (= Jacob Burckhardt-Gespräche auf Castelen 24), 121 p.; Der philosophische Dialog. Eine Poetik und Hermeneutik, C.H. Beck Verlag, München 2006, 494 p., translated into English as The Philosophical Dialogue, University of Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame 2012, XX + 500 p., translated into Korean appears in Eco livres: Seoul 2014; Darwinism and Philosophy, ed. by V. Hösle and Ch. Illies, University of Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame 2005, 392 p.; Platon interpretieren, Ferdinand Schöningh: Paderborn 2004, 165 p.; Interpretare Platone, Guerini e Associati: Milano 2007, 228 p., translated into Portuguese as Interpretar Platão, Edições Loyola: São Paulo 2008, 243 p.; Logik Mathematik und Natur im objektiven Idealismus. Festschrift für Dieter Wandschneider, hg. von W. Neuser und V. Hösle unter Mitwirkung von R. Brassl und in Verbindung mit dem Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2004, 324 p.; Philosophie und Öffentlichkeit, Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2003, 141 p.; Metaphysik, hg. von V. Hösle, Frommann-Holzboog: Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt 2001, 222 p.; Nachhaltigkeit in der Ökologie. Wege in eine zukunftsfähige Welt, hg. von L. di Blasi, B. Goebel und V. Hösle, C.H. Beck Verlag: München 2001 (=Beck’sche Reihe 1435), 289 p.; Woody Allen. Versuch über das Komische, C.H. Beck Verlag: München 2001, 128 p.; dtv: München 2005, translated in Spanish as Woody Allen. Filosofía del humor, Tusquets Editores: Barcelona 2002, 135 p.; Woody Allen. An Essay on the Nature of the Comical, University of Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame 2007, XII + 96 p. (=enlarged English original); Die Aufgaben der Philosophie heute, hg. von V. Hösle, P. Koslowski, R. Schenk, Passagen Verlag: Wien 1999, 86 p.; Darwin (together with Ch. Illies), Herder: Freiburg/Basel/Wien 1999 (=Spektrum 4760), 190 p., C.C. Buchner: Bamberg 2005, 159 p.; Die Philosophie und die Wissenschaften, C.H. Beck Verlag: München 1999 (= Beck’sche Reihe 1309),  236 p., translated into English as Morals and Politics, University of Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame 2004, XXI + 991 p., translated into Korean, appears Eco livres 2015; 21saegiui gaeggoanjongoannyomron, Eco livres: Seoul 2007, 317 p.; R. Llull, Lo desconhort/Der Desconhort, auf Grundlage der Ausgabe von J. Romeu i Figueras und einschließlich der Varianten der Ausgabe von A. Pagès übersetzt und mit einer Einleitung versehen von J. und V. Hösle, Wilhelm Fink Verlag: München 1998 (=Klassische Texte des Romanischen Mittelalters in zweisprachigen Ausgaben), 128 p.; Objective Idealism, Ethics and Politics, University of Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame 1998 (paperback) / St. Augustine’s Press: South Bend 1998 (cloth), VIII+227 p.; Moral und Politik. Grundlagen einer Politischen Ethik für das 21. Jahrhundert, C.H. Beck Verlag: München 1997, special edition 2000, 1216 p.; Portata e limiti della teoria evoluzionistica della conoscenza, La Città del Sole: Napoli 1996, 66 p.; Philosophiegeschichte und objektiver Idealismus, C.H. Beck Verlag: München 1996 (= Beck’sche Reihe 1159), 277 p.; Entwicklung mit menschlichem Antlitz. Die Dritte und die Erste Welt im Dialog, hg. von K. Leisinger und V. Hösle, C.H. Beck Verlag: München 1995, 264 p.; Contro lo scetticismo per la filosofia, La Città del Sole: Napoli 1994, 53 p.; I fondamenti dell’aritmetica e della geometria in Platone, Introduzione di G. Reale, Vita e pensiero: Milano 1994 (=Pubblicazioni del centro di ricerche di metafisica), 160 p.; Genii filosofii novogo vremeni, Nauka: Moskau 1992, 21995, 224 p.; Praktische Philosophie in der modernen Welt, C.H. Beck Verlag: München 1992, 21995 (=Beck’sche Reihe 482), 216 p.; El tercer mundo como problema filosófico y otros ensayos, CEJA: Bogotá 2003, 141 p.; Prakticna filosofija b sucasnomu cviti, Libra: Kiev 2003, 247 p. (=Ukrainian translation of 30); Philosophie der ökologischen Krise. Moskauer Vorträge, C.H. Beck Verlag: München 1991, 21994 (=Beck’sche Reihe 432), 155 p., translated into Italian as Filosofia della crisi ecologica, Giulio Einaudi editore: Torino 1992 (=Einaudi Contemporanea 11), 171 p., translated into Russian as Filosofija i ekologija, Nauka: Moskau 1993, 21994, 205 p., translated into Croatian as Filozofija ekoloske krise, Zagreb 1996, second chapter translated into Korean as Science, Philosophy and Culture 14 (1995), 200-225, translated into Korean as Hwangyong ûigiui cholhag, Sogang University Press: Seoul 1997, 197 p., fourth chapter translated into Dutch as Economie en ecologie, in K.-O.Apel e.a., Het discursieve tegengif, Kampen 1996, 88-119, second chapter translated into French as Les fondements culturels et historiques de la crise écologique, in: Laval théologique et philosophique 63 (2007), 385-406; translated into French as Philosophie de la crise écologique, Éditions Wildproject: Marseille 2009, 251 p.; paperback edition Payot & Rivages, Paris 2011, 223 p.; Hegel e la fondazione dell’idealismo oggettivo, Guerini e Associati: Milano 1991 (=Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici. Hegeliana 1), 208 p.; L’idealisme objectif, Les editions du cerf: Paris 2001, 124 p.; Geggoanchok goannyomrongoa gugungochisgi, Eco lives: Seoul 2005, 119 p.; Die Krise der Gegenwart und die Verantwortung der Philosophie. Transzendentalpragmatik, Letztbegründung, Ethik, C.H. Beck Verlag: München 1990, 21994 (=Ethik im technischen Zeitalter 1), 31997 (=Beck’sche Reihe 1174), 287 p., translated into French as La crise du présent et la résponsabilité de la philosophie, Théétète editions: Nîmes 2004, 302 p., translated into Latvian as Tagadnes krîze un filozofijas atbildîba, LU: Riga 2011, 364 p., translated into Korean appears b Books: Seoul 2014; La legittimità del politico, Guerini e Associati: Milano 1990 (=Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici. Saggi 7), 87 p.; Giambattista Vico, Prinzipien einer neuen Wissenschaft über die gemeinsame Natur der Völker, übs. von V. Hösle und Ch. Jermann und mit Textverweisen von Ch. Jermann, mit einer Einleitung „Vico und die Idee der Kulturwissenschaft“ von V. Hösle (p. XXXI-CCXCIII), Felix Meiner Verlag: Hamburg 1990 (=Philosophische Bibliothek 418a/b), 2 Bde., CCXCIII+628 p., Introduction translated into Italian as Introduzione a Vico. La scienza del mondo intersoggettivo, Guerini e Associati: Milano 1997 (=Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici. Saggi 28), 252 p.; Die Rechtsphilosophie des deutschen Idealismus, in Verbindung mit dem Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici hg. von V. Hösle, Felix Meiner Verlag: Hamburg 1989 (=Schriften zur Transzendentalphilosophie 9), 163 p.; Hegels System. Der Idealismus der Subjektivität und das Problem der Intersubjektivität, 2 Bde., Felix Meiner Verlag: Hamburg 1987, Studienausgabe 1988, 21998 (with license edition  Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft Darmstadt), XLII+709 p., chapter 8.2 translated into Italian as Il concetto di filosofia della religione in Hegel, La Scuola di Pitagora: Napoli 2006, 128 S., translated into Italian as Il sistema di Hegel, La Scuola di Pitagora: Napoli 2012, 822 p., translated into Portuguese as O sistema de Hegel. O idealismo da subjetividade e o problema da intersubjetividade, Edições Loyola: São Paulo 2007, 802 p., chapter 8.1 translated into Korean as Iesulun chinchongchōngonul gōhessnunga?, in: Iesului chūkumgōa būhōal, ed. by M.Kim und D.Kūon, Seoul 2004, 173-238, chapters 1-4 translated into Korean as Hegelui chaegae, Vol. 1, Hangilsa: Seoul 2007 (=Hangil Great Books 88), 587 p., Vol. 2 in preparation; Raimundus Lullus, Die neue Logik. Logica Nova, textkritisch hg. von Ch. Lohr, übs. von V. Hösle und W. Büchel, mit einer Einführung von V. Hösle (p IX-LXXXII, LXXXVII-XCIV), Felix Meiner Verlag: Hamburg 1985 (=Philosophische Bibliothek 379), XCIV+317 p.; Die Vollendung der Tragödie im Spätwerk des Sophokles. Ästhetisch-historische Bemerkungen zur Struktur der attischen Tragödie, Frommann-Holzboog: Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt 1984 (=problemata 105), 181 p., translated into Italian as Il compimento della tragedia nell’opera tarda di Sofocle. Osservazioni storico-estetiche sulla struttura della tragedia attica, Bibliopolis: Napoli 1986 (=Memorie dell’Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici 16), 216 p.; Wahrheit und Geschichte. Studien zur Struktur der Philosophiegeschichte unter paradigmatischer Analyse der Entwicklung von Parmenides bis Platon, Frommann-Holzboog: Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt 1984 (=Elea 1), 774 p., translated into Italian as Verità e storia. Studi sulla struttura della storia della filosofia sulla base di un’analisi paradigmatica dell’evoluzione da Parmenide a Platone, Guerini e Associati: Milano 1998 (=Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici. Hegeliana 24), 484 p. Books for a broader audience: Mein Onkel, der Latinist und Weltrevolutionär. Ein Nachruf auf Mario Geymonat, Allitera: München 2013, 88 p.; Nora K./V. Hösle: Das Café der toten Philosophen. Ein philosophischer Briefwechsel für Kinder und Erwachsene, C.H. Beck Verlag: München 1996, 21996, 31997, Special edition 1998, 22001 (=Beck’sche Reihe 4017; 1448), 256 p., translated into Dutch as Het meisje en de filosoof, Bert Bakker: Amsterdam 1997, Ooievaar: Amsterdam 1998, 221 p., translated into Korean as Cholhagi algosipojo, Munhak Sasang: Seoul 1997, 21998, 300 p., revised Korean translation Chugin Cholhakchadurui khaphe, Woongjin: Seoul 2007, 320 p., translated into Portuguese as O Café dos Filósofos Mortos, Círculo de Leitores: Lisboa 1997, Temas e Debates: Lisboa 1997, 232 p., translated into Spanish as El Café de los filósofos muertos, Grupo Anaya: Madrid 1997, 21998, 31999, 42001, 269 p., translated into Catalan as El Café dels filósofs morts, Editorial Barcanova: Barcelona 1997, 267 p.; translated into Italian as Aristotele e il dinosauro, Einaudi: Torino 1999, 225 p., translated into Japanese as …, Kawade Shobo Sinsha: Tokyo 1999, 267 p., translated into English as The Dead Philosopher’s Café, University of Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame 2000, 166 p., translated into Turkish as Ölü filozoflar kahvesi, Arion Yayinevi: Istanbul 2000, 224 p.; translated into Taiwanese as …, Athena Press: Taipeh 2001, 22001, 312 p., Brazilian-Portuguese translated of O Café dos Filosofos Mortos, Editora Angra: São Paulo 2001, 268 p., translated into Chinese as …, Shanghai Bertelsmann: Shanghai 2001, 302 p.; translated into Indonesian an Das Café der toten Philosophen. Minum kopi bersama Arwah Para Filosof dari Sokrates hongga al-Ghazali, Tannenbaum: Bekasi 2007, 278 p., translated into Persian as Mahfele filsoofane khamosh, Hermes: Teheran 1387/2008, 286 p. Most recent articles: How did Western culture subdivide its various forms of knowledge? Historical reflections on the metamorphoses of the tree of knowledge, appears in: Forms of Knowledge, ed. by V. Hösle, 2014; Charismatiker, Genie, Prophet und dynamischer Unternehmer. Zum inneren Zusammenhang der Elemente einer Begriffsfamilie, appears in: Scheidewege 43 (2013/14); The Search for the Orient in German Idealism, appears in: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 163 (2013), 431-454; Can a plausible story be told of the history of ethics? An alternative to MacIntyre’s After Virtue, in: Dimensions of Goodness, ed. by V. Hösle, Newcastle upon Tyne 2013, 113-148; Portuguese translation in: Síntese 39/125 (2012), 345-378; German translation appears in: Vermisste Tugend? Zur Aktualität der Philosophie Alasdair MacIntyres, ed. by M. Kühnlein and M. Lutz-Bachmann, Berlin 2014; Historical evolution of aesthetic theories, in: The Many Faces of Beauty, ed. by V. Hösle, Notre Dame 2013, 277-301; Why does the environmental problem challenge ethics and political philosophy?, in: Selected Papers from the XXII World Congress of Philosophy, ed. by M.-H. Lee (=Journal of Philosophical Research, Special Supplement), Charlottesville 2012, 279-292; Neun Reduktionismen in der Hermeneutik als Vereinseitigungen der Momente des Verstehensprozesses, in: Reduktionismen und Antworten der Philosophie, ed. by W. Grießer, Würzburg 2012, 175-194; English translation in: Understanding Fiction. Knowledge and Meaning in Literature, ed. by J. Daiber, E. Konrad, T. Petraschka and H. Rott, Münster 2012, 220-237; Reversals in Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino (together with Mark Roche), in: Religion and the Arts 15 (2011), 648-679; Why teleological principles are inevitable for reason. Natural theology after Darwin, in: Biological Evolution: Facts and Theories, ed. by G. Auletta, M. Leclerc, and R.A. Martinez, Rome 2011, 433-460; German translation in: Post-Physikalismus, ed. by M. Knaup, T. Müller and P. Spät, Freiburg/München 2011, 271-305; Ethics and Economics, or How Much Egoism Does Modern Capitalism Need? Machiavelli’s, Mandeville’s, and Malthus’s New Insight and Its Challenge, in: Crisis in a Global Economy. Re-planning the Journey, ed. J.T. Raga/M.A. Glendon, Vatican City 2011, 491-513 as well as in: Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie 97 (2011), 425-440; Methodology, in: The SAGE Handbook of Health Care Ethics: Core and Emerging Issues, ed. by R. Chadwick, T. Ten Have, E.M., Meslin, Los Angeles 2011, 10-19. Encyclopaedia entries: German Philosophy, appears in: The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, ed. by R. Audi, Cambridge 2014; Hermeneutics, in: The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, ed. R. Greene, Princeton 42012, 618-623; Jonas, Hans, in: Global Studies Encyclopedia, ed. by I.I. Mazour/A.N. Chumakov/W.C. Gay, Moscow 2003, 309; Russian translation in: Globalistika Enziklopedija, Moscow 2003; Raimundus Lullus (Ramon Llull), in: Metzlers Lexikon der christlichen Denker, Stuttgart 2000, 444-445 as well as in: Metzler Philosophen Lexikon, ed. by B. Lutz, Stuttgart/Weimar 2003, 440 and in: Theologen, ed. by M. Vinzent, Stuttgart/Weimar 2004, 165-166; English translation in: The New Westminster Dictionary of Church History, Vol. I, ed. by R. Benedetto, Louisville 2008, 393-394; K.-O.Apel, Transformation der Philosophie, ibidem, 730-731; Italian translation in: F. Volpi, Dizionario delle opere filosofiche, Milano 2000, 49-50; Anonym, Peri hypsus, in: Lexikon der philosophischen Werke, ed. by F. Volpi, J. Nida-Rümelin, Stuttgart 1988, 504.

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University of Notre Dame
Institute for Advanced Study
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Notre Dame, IN 46556
USA

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Ethics and Economics, or How Much Egoism Does Modern Capitalism Need? Machiavelli’s, Mandeville’s, and Malthus’s New Insight and Its Challenge (PDF) 2010

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