Albrecht Wellmer

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Albrecht Wellmer
Albrecht Wellmer, 2014
Albrecht Wellmer, 2014
Born (1933-07-09)9 July 1933
Bergkirchen, Germany
Died 13 September 2018(2018-09-13) (aged 85)
Occupation Philosopher
Nationality German

Albrecht Wellmer (9 July 1933 – 13 September 2018)[1] was a German philosopher at the Freie Universität Berlin.


He studied maths and physics at Berlin and Kiel, then philosophy and sociology at Heidelberg and Frankfurt. He was an assistant to Jürgen Habermas at the University of Frankfurt from 1966 to 1970. He has held Professorships at the Universität Konstanz, the New School for Social Research and at the Freie Universität Berlin. He has held guest Professorships at Haverford, Stony Brooke, Collège International de Philosophie, the New School of Social Research and the University of Amsterdam.

In 2006 he received the Theodor W. Adorno Award, a prestigious award for achievement in philosophy, theatre, music, and film.


His works include books and articles about Aesthetics, Critical Theory, Ethics, Modernity, and Postmodernity as well as thinkers such as Adorno, Habermas, Rorty, and Wittgenstein.


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