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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Practical Philosophy, Social Philosophy & Center for Human Studies and Social Change - Rahel Jaeggi


Bachelor- and Mastertheses


If you want to write your bachelor- or master thesis under the supervision of Prof. Jaeggi, please make sure to read the following information:


  • There is a waiting time from 4 up to 6 weeks to arrange a meeting with Prof. Jaeggi. Please book your appointment here.
  • Please send us an abstract of your thesis not later than 10 days before the actual office appointment, so that Prof. Jaeggi is well prepared. 
  • Taking part in the weekly research colloquium for at least 2 semesters is mandatory for master students.
  • Please send us your position paper 2 days before the oral exam. During the exam, please prepare to present the theses from your position paper for about 10 minutes, which will be followed by a short discussion and further questions.
  • If you need a confirmation letter or a letter of recommendation, please make sure that you have visited seminars at the chair of social philosophy and that your project is linked to Prof. Jaeggis research area.

Winter Term 2019/2020


Lecture: Introduction into Critical Theory


This lecture is intended to provide a historical and systematic introduction to the most important texts, concepts and problems of the critical theory of the "Frankfurt School" founded by T.W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer. In addition to exploring the traditional context of Critical Theory and its environment, the question of what actually distinguishes "Critical Theory" from other theoretical undertakings, which systematic core elements and theses could still be central to a Critical Theory of Society today, and how these relate to socio-critical theories of other theoretical origins, will be central.


Philosophical Colloquium 

The philosophical colloquium on social philosophy is mostly held in german, although there might be sessions with english speaking guests, where the language is english.

Attendance only after personal invitation, contact Carina Nagel.