Universitätsstraße 65-67, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria
Hans-Herbert Kögler at the University of Klagenfurt in 2015.
Hochstraße 44, 64285 Darmstadt, Germany
Viktoriaschule where Hans-Herbert Kögler studied.
Goethe University Frankfurt, 60323 Frankfurt, Germany
Goethe University Frankfurt where Hans-Herbert Kögler received a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
633 Clark St, Evanston, IL 60208, United States
Northwestern University where Hans-Herbert Kögler studied.
72 5th Ave, New York, NY 10011, United States
The New School for Social Research where Hans-Herbert Kögler studied.
University of California, Berkeley, CA, United States
The University of California, Berkeley where Hans-Herbert Kögler studied.
(The Power of Dialogue: Critical Hermeneutics after Gadame...)
The Power of Dialogue: Critical Hermeneutics after Gadamer and Foucault is the 1996 translation of Die Macht des Dialogs: Kritische Hermeneutik nach Gadamer, Foucault und Rorty. Exemplifying a fruitful fusion of French and German approaches to social theory, The Power of Dialogue transforms Habermas's version of critical theory into a new "critical hermeneutics" that builds on both Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics and Foucault's studies of power and discourse. Kögler argues for a middle way between Gadamer's concept of interpretation as dialogue (which has been faulted for its strong focus on the agent's own self-understanding) and Foucault's conceptualization of the structure of discourse and the practices of power (which has been faulted for neglecting the role of individual subjectivity and freedom in social interaction).
(A crucial debate currently raging in the fields of cognit...)
A crucial debate currently raging in the fields of cognitive and social science centers around general and specific approaches to understanding the actions of others. When we understand the actions of another person, do we do so on the basis of a general theory of psychology, or on the basis of an effort to place ourselves in the particular position of that specific person? Hans Herbert Kögler and Karsten R. Stueber's Empathy and Agency address these other issues vital to current social science in an advanced and diverse analysis of the foundations of a social-scientific methodology based on recent cognitive psychology. The book serves as both an introduction to the debate for non-academic audiences and as a catalyst for further discussion for serious theorists.
Hans-Herbert Kögler attended Viktoriaschule in Darmstadt, Germany. Then he entered Goethe University Frankfurt where he studied philosophy, art history, and pedagogics. He received a Master of Arts degree in 1986 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1991. He also attended Northwestern University, The New School for Social Research, and the University of California, Berkeley, all from 1989 till 1990.
After receiving a master's degree, Hans-Herbert Kögler worked as a research fellow of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at Goethe University Frankfurt from 1986 till 1988. In 1991, after getting a doctor's degree, he went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he worked as an assistant professor of European philosophy till 1997. Then he became an assistant professor at the University of North Florida. He has been a professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy since 2007. Areas of his specialization are the philosophy of language, philosophy of culture, social and political theory, hermeneutics, critical theory, and philosophy of the social sciences.
In 1997 Kögler was a visiting scholar at Boston University. He was also a lecturer at various colleges and universities, including Babson College, Florida State University, and the University of South Carolina-Columbia. He has been a guest professor at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria and the Czech Academy of Social Sciences in Prague.
In addition to his educational career, Kögler is actively engaged in writing. His major publications include The Power of Dialogue: Critical Hermeneutics after Gadamer and Foucault (Die Macht des Dialogs: Kritische Hermeneutik nach Gadamer, Foucault und Rorty); Michel Foucault: Ein anti-humanistischer Aufklärer; Kultura, kritika, dialog; and the co-edited volume Empathy and Agency: The Problem of Understanding in the Human Sciences.
He contributed articles and reviews to scholarly journals, including Public Culture, Philosophy and Social Criticism, and Studies in Symbolic Interaction. Recent essays explore how hermeneutic and semiotic philosophy can be fruitfully applied to the issues of epistemic and social constructivism, agency and autonomy, power, intercultural recognition, and the possibility of a cosmopolitan public sphere.
(The Power of Dialogue: Critical Hermeneutics after Gadame...)1992
(A crucial debate currently raging in the fields of cognit...)2000
Hans-Herbert Kögler is a member of the American Philosophical Association.
Hans-Herbert Kögler lives with his life partner, Rosa De Jorio. They have a daughter Victoria De Jorio-Kögler.