Prof. Ph.D. Helmut Heit

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg

Studied philosophy and political sciences in Hannover, Melbourne and Berlin and received his PhD in 2003 at the Leibniz Universität Hannover for a study on the emergence of western philosophy in ancient Greece. Since October 2015 he is associate professor for German and European Philosophy and vice-director of the Academy of European Cultures at Tongji University, Shanghai. Before coming to China, he worked at the Technische Universität Berlin (2007-2015), at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2006-2007), at the University of California (2005-2006) and at the Leibniz Universität Hannover (2003-2006). He also held a teaching assignment at the Munich Business School (2011-2015), was invited as a visiting scholar at the Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil (2014-2015), at the Classic Foundation Weimar (2014), and at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (2012-2013).

Among his most recent publications are:

  • “There are no facts … Nietzsche aspredecessor of post-truth?” (In: Studia Philosophica Estonica, vol. 11, No.1, 2018, pp. 200-219)
  • “Ascese e gaia ciência na ‘Genealogia da Moral’ de Nietzsche” (In: Kriterion. Revista de Filosofia, vol. 137, No. 1, 2017, pp. 373-389)
  • “走绳演员之道 –虚无主义时代好生活的可能” [The way of the tightrope-dancer – possibilities of good life in an age of nihilism]. (Trans. into Mandarin by Han, Wang Wei. In: Deng, An-Qing. 伦理学术第2期: 重返“角力 时代: 尼采权力意志的道德哲学之重估 [Academia Ethica. vol. 2: Return to Contest. Nietzsche’s Will to Power and the Transvaluation of moral-philosophy.], Shanghai: Shanghai Educational Publishing, 2017, pp. 1-17)
  • Nietzsche als Kritiker und als Denker der Transformation (ed. with Þorgeirsdóttir, Sigríður. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2016)
  • “Naturalizing Perspectives. On the Epistemology of Nietzsche’s Experimental Naturalizations” (In: Nietzsche Studien, vol. 45, 2016, pp. 56-80)
  • “Reasons for Relativism: Feyerabend on ‘the Rise of Rationalism’ in Ancient Greece” (In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, vol. 57, 2016, pp. 70-78)
  • “Das Subjekt der Befreiung. Identitätskritik bei Adorno und Butler im Lichte Nietzsches” (In: Zeitschrift für kritische Theorie, vol. 42/43, 2016, pp. 181-205)
  • “Hegel, Zeller and Nietzsche: Alternative Approaches to Philosophical Historiography” (In: Hartung, Gerald & Pluder, Valentin. From Hegel to WindelbandHistoriography of Philosophy in 19th Century. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2015, pp. 117-139)
  • “Erkenntniskritik und experimentelle Anthropologie – Das erste Hauptstück: von den Vorurtheilen der Philosophen“ (In: Born, Marcus A. Friedrich Nietzsche Jenseits von Gut und Böse. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2014, pp. 27-45)
  • “Advancing the Agon. Nietzsche’s Pre-Texts and the Self-Reflexive Will to Truth” (In: The Journal of Nietzsche Studies, vol. 45, No. 1, 2014, pp. 31-41)
  • Nietzsche’s Value as a Scholar of Antiquity (Publisher with Jensen, Anthony. Londres: Bloomsbury, 2014)
  • Handbuch Nietzsche und die Wissenschaften. Natur-, geistes- und sozialwissenschaftliche Kontexte (Publisher with Heller, Lisa. Berlin/Nueva York: Walter de Gruyter, 2014)
  • Nietzsches Wissenschaftsphilosophie. Hintergründe, Wirkungen und Aktualität (Publisher with Abel, Günter & Brusotti, Marco. Berlin/Nueva York: Walter de Gruyter, 2012)
  • Grundwissen Philosophie: Frührgriechische Philosophie (Stuttgart: Reclam, 2011)
  • Paul Feyerabend Naturphilosophie (Publisher with Oberheim, Eric. Frankfurt a. M.: Suhrkamp, 2009)
  • Der Ursprungsmythos der Vernunft. Zur philosophiehistorischen Genealogie des griechischen Wunders (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2007)
  • Die Werte Europas – Verfassungspatriotismus und Wertegemeinschaft in der EU? (Münster: LIT Verlag, 2005)

Professor Dr. Heit works in the fields of philosophy of culture, philosophy of science, critical theory, social philosophy and European identity and values. In historical terms, his research covers 19 th and 20 th century German philosophy and ancient Greek philosophy. A focus of his recent study is Nietzsche’s cultural philosophy of science. He was the founding director of the Berliner Nietzsche-Colloquium in 2008 and is, since 2017, co-editor of Nietzsche-Studien.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *