Curriculum Vitae

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1988-1993Professor of Philosophy at Otto Friedrich University Bamberg
1993-1998Professor of Philosophy at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
1998-2012Professor of Philosophy at Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Visiting Professorships

1987at Erlangen-Nuremberg University
1987-1988at Free University Berlin
1992-1993at Humboldt University Berlin
1994-1995at Stanford University
1998at Emory University
2003at the Humboldt Study Center of the University of Ulm
2017at Fudan University, Shanghai


1985-1987Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna
1996Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2000-2001Stanford Humanities Center
2003Villa Vigoni, Italy


1992Max-Planck Research Prize
2016Premio Internazionale d'Estetica
Wolfgang Welsch, Prof. Dr. phil., born 1946, studied philosophy, art history, psychology and archeology at Munich and Würzburg universities; Ph. D. 1974, Habilitation 1982, retired since April 2012.
In his most recent publications (2011-12) he has developed a strictly evolutionary conception of the human, including both biological and cultural evolution.
His research areas are anthropology, epistemology and ontology, philosophical aesthetics and the theory of art, cultural philosophy, contemporary philosophy; his philosophical heroes are Heraclitus, Aristotle and Hegel.