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Academic Career

  • Federal teachers’ training college in Innsbruck
  • Headmaster and teacher at the elementary school in Dorf bei Längenfeld, Tyrol
  • Teaching qualification examination for the teaching profession at elemantary schools in Innsbruck
  • Studies in Pedagogy, Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Innsbruck and the University of Salzburg
  • 1968: PhD in Philosophy at the University of Salzburg
  • 1968: Assistant Professor, University of Portland/USA-Salzburg
  • 1975–1976: Alexander-von-Humboldt-scholarship- holder at the University of Konstanz
  • 1977: Habilitation, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg; Habilitation treatise: “Philosophische Grundlagen der pädagogischen Wert- und Zielproblematik”
  • 1980: Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg
  • 1984–2008: Head of the department “Wissenschaftstheorie der Geistswissenschaften” at the Institute of Philosophy of Science at the Internationales Forschungszentrum für Grundfragen der Wissenschaften Salzburg (an international research centre for fundamental questions of sciences, IFZ)
  • 1984–2003 Chairman of the Philosophical Society in Salzburg
  • 1995: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, College of St Benedict/St. John’s University, USA, Salzburg Programme.
  • 1997: Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg
  • 1999–2001 Head of the Department, University of Salzburg
  • Guest lectures and visiting professor at the University of Freiburg, Swiss (1980/81); at the University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa (1984, 1993, 1996); at the University of California at Irvine, USA (1987/88); at the Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg (1989, 1992, 1996, 2000); at the University of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa (1993); at the University of Potchefstroom for Christian Higher Education, Potchefstroom, South Africa (1996), at the University of Stellenbosch (2001, 2004); at the University of Banska Bystrica, Slovakia (2006), at the Jilin University, Changchun, China (2010).

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Wertphilosophie
  • Sozialphilosophie
  • Wissenschaftstheorie der Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften
  • Philosophie der Erziehung
  • Philosophiedidaktik