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Christian Wadephul

Scientific staff
Research area Innovation processes and impacts of technology
Room: 207
Phone: +49 721 608-26875
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Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


Education

2008 - 2011 PhD scholarship from the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes” for the dissertation project “The Renaissance of the Topics”; Participation in the bi-national graduate program (PhD-Net) “Internationalisation of Literature and Science since the Early Modern Period” (in cooperation with King's College London)
2009 Award of the “Association of Friends of the University of Stuttgart e.V.” for outstanding scientific achievements for the master's thesis on the topic “Gattungsethik und (schwacher) Naturalismus bei Jürgen Habermas”
2003 - 2008 Philosophy and German Philology (M.A.) and Philosophy/Ethics, German Philology and Pedagogics (LAGym) at the University of Stuttgart; graduated with double degree

Professional background

since 2015 Member of scientific staff at ITAS
2014 - 2015 Lecturer (philosophy of science) at the University of Kaiserslautern
2013 - 2014 2. Staatsexamen (German and ethics/philosophy) Gymnasium
2010 - 2012 Research assistant at the Institute of Philosophy, TU Darmstadt, Department of “Philosophy of science and technology culture” (Prof. Christoph Hubig)
2008 - 2009 Research assistant in the SFB 627 (Nexus) “Models for Mobile Context-Aware Systems” at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Stuttgart (Prof. Klaus Wiegerling)

Current positions

Fields of work

  • Critical philosophy of language - between pragmatism and rhetoric
  • History of the Philosophy of Language (Aristotle, Renaissance-humanism, post- analytical Philosophy of Language)
  • Scientific argumentation methodology (Dialectics and Topics) - historically and systematically
  • Institutional normativity (Ethics of the Institutions)

Selected external publications

2015 “Der Sprachpragmatismus des Renaissancehumanismus – Rhetorik oder Philosophie?”, in: Rhetorik und Philosophie. Ein Handbuch, Berlin et al.: DeGruyter. (to appear in print)

2015 “(Kon-)Text und Topik”, in: Texte und Medien im Kontext, hg. von (to appear in print) Jürgen E. Müller, Charles Nouledo & Hendrik Stiemer. Münster: Nodus Publikationen.

2012 “Vom philosophischen zum grammatischen Medienbegriff – und wieder zurück”, in: Die Reflexion des Möglichen. Zur Dialektik von Handeln, Erkennen und Werten. Hrsg. von Peter Fischer; Andreas Luckner & Ulrike Ramming. Münster: Lit 2012, p. 31 – 49.

2006 with Andreas Luckner: “Das Leben der Biofakte – gezeugt oder erzeugt?”, in: Erwägen – Wissen – Ethik 17 (2006), p. 591 - 593 (Kritik am Hauptartikel von Nicole Karafyllis: Biofakte – Grundlagen, Probleme, Perspektiven)

Recent publications

Wiegerling, K.; Nerurkar, M.; Wadephul, C.
Ethics of big data: Introduction (Herausgabe eines Schwerpunktheftes). International Review of Information Ethics 24(2016)5, S. 2-4

List of publications at ITAS