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Philosopher , university professor

Volker Gerhardt, German philosopher, educator. Vice president Verband Deutscher Studentenschafter, Bonn, 1968—1969, Hochschul vereinigung Fur Das Fernstudium, Bonn, 1970—1972; Member of Philosophisches Seminar Der Universitat Munster.

Background

Gerhardt, Volker was born on July 21, 1944 in Guben, Brandenburg, Germany. Son of Werner and Elsbeth (Pelke) Gerhardt.

Education

Graduate, Gymnasium, Hagen, Federal Republican Germany, 1965. Doctor, University Munster, 1974. Habilitation, 1984.

Career

He specializes in ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, metaphysics and theology. His historical studies are centered on Plato, Kant and Nietzsche but have also dealt with Hegel, Marx, Jaspers, Voegelin, Hannah Arendt, Carl Schmitt and others. He obtained his doctorate at Münster, and received his Habilitation there in 1984.

In 1985 Gerhardt became Professor of Philosophy at Münster. From 1988 to 1992 he led the Institute of Philosophy at the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln. In 1992 he became Professor for Practical Philosophy at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

Membership

Vice president Verband Deutscher Studentenschafter, Bonn, 1968—1969, Hochschul vereinigung Fur Das Fernstudium, Bonn, 1970—1972. Member of Philosophisches Seminar Der Universitat Munster.

Connections

father:
Werner Gerhardt

mother:
Elsbeth (Pelke) Gerhardt