Department of Philosophy, University of Bonn
Markus is an internationally acclaimed philosopher and holds the Chair in Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Bonn. He is the Director of the Center for Science and Thought as well as Chairman of the International Centre for Philosophy NRW. He has been awarded numerous prizes, fellowships, and visiting professorships. His books have been translated into many languages.
Markus is academic director at THE NEW INSTITUTE (together with his co-director Anna Katsman). He is currently also an interim Program Chair for the 2022/2023 cohort of Fellows in the program “The Human Condition in the 21st Century”.
What gives you hope?
The possibility of moral progress, i.e., of the systematic and rational improvement of the conditions of humanity’s coexistence on our beautiful planet.
How does change happen?
By way of sudden crises and our equally sudden realization that we need new tools to regain control under ultimately uncontrollable conditions of complex socio-economic interactions.
What is your relationship with our planet?
I firmly believe that our planet is the only place available for human intelligent life to continue existing. We need to begin to take care of our habitat and overcome our dangerous tendency to believe that we are the masters of nature. We are part of our planet and will never be able to transcend this part of the human condition.
Markus Gabriel on Hope and Reason
We interview Markus Gabriel (program director of the Foundations of Value and Values) on the topic of hope and whose philosophy inspired Gabriel’s understanding of the relation between hope and philosophy.
''Towards a New Enlightenment. The Case for Future - Oriented Humanities'', 2022
The Power of Art, 2020
The Limits of Epistemology, 2020
I Am Not a Brain: Philosophy of Mind for the Twenty-First Century, 2017
Why the World Does Not Exist, 2015
Transcendental Ontology: Essays in German Idealism, 2011
Discussion PaperThe Integrative Power of the Humanities
Out of crises comes the new: flood disasters, drought, heat waves, and forest fires, although accompanied by uncertainty, present an opportunity for sustainable change and necessitate the integration of the humanities to create new spaces for thought and action towards a more secure future.
Markus Gabriel | Christoph Horn | Anna Katsman | Corine Pelluchon | Ingo Venzke | Wilhelm Krull | Anna Luisa Lippold |
interviewThe Future of Progress
Markus Gabriel on Invisible Goods
Markus Gabriel | The Human Condition in the 21st Century | Beyond the War |
PAPER EDITIONOn Hope
Hope is a promise, a contradiction, a quiet revolution.
Ece Temelkuran | Markus Gabriel | Lea Ypi | Jonathan White | Georg Diez | The Future of Democracy | The Human Condition in the 21st Century | Paper Edition vol.2 | Art |
interviewHope and Reason
Markus Gabriel is an internationally acclaimed philosopher of the New Realism school of thought.
Markus Gabriel | The Human Condition in the 21st Century | Paper Edition vol.2 |
newsValues for the 21st Century – First fellowships at THE NEW INSTITUTE
THE NEW INSTITUTE issues its first fellowship call – focusing on “The Foundations of Value and Values”.
Colin Mayer | Markus Gabriel | Sonja Vogt | Corine Pelluchon | Dennis Snower | The Human Condition in the 21st Century |
newsValues for Tomorrow – Markus Gabriel Will Become a Fellow at THE NEW INSTITUTE
Markus Gabriel, Germany’s most innovative contemporary philosopher, will become a fellow at THE NEW INSTITUTE.