Member of the Science Advisory Committee

Rainer E. Zimmermann received his PhD in Mathematics in 1977 from FU Berlin) and spent the years between 1982-1988 in Studies in Philosophy, History, and Literature at TU Berlin. He received a PhD in Philosophy in 1988 from TU Berlin.

He has held the following positions: since 1995 Professor of Philosophy at the Polytechnic University of Muenchen; In 1998, Habilitation in Natural Philosophy (University of Kassel) – since then member (Privatdozent) of the department there; 1999/2000 Visiting Scholar at the History and Philosophy of Science Department and Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, both at Cambridge (UK) – since then Life Member of Clare Hall; 2001 Research Visitor to the University of Bologna, Cooperative Research Project there under the title “Reconstruction of the Historical City Centre”; 2003 Senior Visiting Fellow to the Institute of Advanced Studies, Villa Gandolfi Pallavicini, University of Bologna; 2006 International Visiting Professor at the Information and Communication Technologies and Society program, University of Salzburg; 2010/2011 Visiting Professor, Centre for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin.

BITagora Interview: Rainer Zimmerman, understanding complexity; Book review: “New ethics proved in geometrical order” – An update of Spinoza’s approach to contemporary knowledge.

Institutional Affiliation

Hochschule München (Lehrgebiet Philosophie, FK 13)

Clare Hall, UK – Cambridge

Membership at the boards of scientific organisations in the field

Ernst Bloch Society, Ludwigshafen

Some Relevant Publications

Die Rekonstruktion von Raum, Zeit und Materie. Frankfurt a.M., 1998

Subjekt und Existenz, Berlin, 2001

Kritik der interkulturellen Vernunft, Paderborn, 2002

System des transzendentalen Materialismus, Paderborn, 2004

Die außerordentlichen Reisen des Jules Verne, Paderborn, 2006

Organisation of Scientific Gatherings in the field

Sozialrauminszenierung (Enacting social space), Humboldt U, Berlin (2010)

Bloch Spring Workshop, Humboldt U, Berlin (2010)

I NEA POLY (The New City), Centre for Metropolitan Studies, Univ. of Technology, Berlin (2010)

Areas of Interest

Philosophy of Emergent Complex Systems


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