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Ph. Sophie Loidolt © Thomas Szanto 

Sophie Loidolt

Topic of her lecture at the Night of Philosophy in Israel 2021:

"Democratic Vistas" Group

Do Democracies Need the Non-Political?
With Martin Saar, Aliénor Ballange, Johannes Voelz
In English

Sophie Loidolt is professor of philosophy and chair of practical philosophy at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. She is a member of the “Young Academy” of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a recurrent visiting professor at Center for Subjectivity Research in Copenhagen. Most of her education took place at the University of Vienna, where she also worked as an assistant professor. Research stays brought her to the Husserl-Archives in Leuven, St. Denis University in Paris, and the New School of Social Research in New York.

Her work centers on issues in the fields of phenomenology, political and legal philosophy, and ethics, as well as transcendental philosophy and philosophy of mind. Her most recent book investigates the philosophy of Hannah Arendt which she conceives mainly as a phenomenology of plurality.

Book titles: Anspruch und Rechtfertigung. Eine Theorie des rechtlichen Denkens im Anschluss an die Phänomenologie Edmund Husserls (Springer 2009), Einführung in die Rechtsphänomenologie (Mohr Siebeck 2010), and Phenomenology of Plurality. Hannah Arendt on Political Intersubjectivity (Routledge 2017).

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