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director , Philosophy educator

Michael Hans Georg Hoffmann, German philosophy educator, director. Recipient Mouton d'Or award, Mouton Public, 2006. Member of International Association Conflict Management, American Philosophy Forum.


Hoffmann, Michael Hans Georg was born on November 7, 1961 in Starnberg, Germany.


Doctor of Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilians University, München, 1993. Master of Arts, Ludwig Maximilian University, München, 1990. Doctor philosophy habilitatus, Technology University, Dresden, 2003.


Assistant professor Institute for Mathematics Education University Bielefeld, Germany, 1997—2003. Postdoc fellow department education University Victoria, Canada, 2004—2004. Associate professor philosophy, director philosophy, science, and technical program Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, since 2004.


  • Achievements include development of logical argument mapping, a method to visualize argumentations in order to motivate reflection, clarify one's thinking, and to promote mutual understanding in conflicts and deliberation. Development of an interactive web technology that makes both deliberation and the analysis of positions and controversies more effective and efficient. Development of web tool focuses on visualizing the argumentative structure of positions and underlying belief-value systems.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (books) Genesis of Order: Ontology, Epistemology, and Political Action in Late Plato, 1996, Knowledge Development: A Semiotic and Pragmatic Approach, 2005.


Member of International Association Conflict Management, American Philosophy Forum.