Geuss Raymond

Raymond Geuss is a world-renowned political philosopher and Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge. His research encompasses political philosophy, Critical Theory, ethics, and the history of European Continental philosophy of the 19th and 20th century, and is considered to be one of the most influential representatives of the school of Political Realism in contemporary Anglophone political philosophy. Raymond Geuss was born in 1946 in Evansville, Indiana, USA. He took both his undergraduate degree (1966) and PhD (1971) from Columbia University, and he has subsequently taught at Columbia University, Princeton and University of Chicago, as well as the Universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg in Germany. Since 1993 Professor Geuss has taught at Cambridge University, where he has supervised the graduate work of several prominent scholars working in the history of continental philosophy, social and political philosophy and in the philosophy of art. Since 2011 he has been a fellow of the British Academy. Professor Geuss has authored the following books in philosophy, four of which are collections of essays: The Idea of a Critical Theory (1981), Morality, Culture, and History (1999), Parrots, Poets, Philosophers, & Good Advice (1999), At Cross Purposes (2001), History and Illusion in Politics (2001), Public Goods, Private Goods (2001), Glueck und Politik (2004), Outside Ethics (2005), Philosophy and Real Politics (2008), Politics and the Imagination (2010), and A World Without Why (2014). Geuss has also co-edited two critical editions of works of Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy and Writings from the Early Notebooks. Together with Quentin Skinner, Raymond Geuss co-edits the Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought series of books. He has also published two collections of translations/adaptations of poetry from Ancient Greek, Latin and Old High German texts.


On the Concept of Utopia
26 February 2016

Seminar with Raymond Geuss entitled „Utopian Thought between Words and Action“
27February 2016
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