Dr Kai-Uwe Hoffmann

M.A., MEd, PhD (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Biography

Kai-Uwe Hoffmann is DAAD lecturer at the University of Auckland. He held lecturer positions at Durham University, UK, and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. Prior to coming to Auckland, he was a representative for the German parliament public relations office.

Responsibilities

YA Tutor

DAAD liaison for New Zealand

Areas of expertise

German Idealism, Meta-Aesthetics, Theories of Beauty, Intersections between Semantics and Pragmatics, Epistemology, Theories of Normativity, Intersections between Ethics and Aesthetics, Toleration.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Hoffmann, K. (2017). Das evaluativ-semantische Potential von Thick Concepts (The evaluative-semantic potential of thick concepts). Salzburg, Austria. 16 November - 17 November 2017.
  • Hoffmann, K.-U. (2017). Freiheit, Raum der Gründe und das Rational Constraint-Argument bei Brandom und Hegel (Freedom, space of reasons and the rational constraint argument in Brandom and Hegel). Hegel-Jahrbuch (Hegel Yearbook), 2017 (1), 278-282. 10.1515/hgjb-2017-0144
  • Hoffmann, K. (2017). Die systematische Funktion der Kausalitätskonzeption in den Jenaer Systementwürfen II (The systematic function of causality in Hegel's early logics). Munich, Germany. 20 May - 21 May 2017.
  • Hoffmann, K. (2017). Hegel und der Schema-Inhalt-Dualismus (Hegel and the schema content dualism). In C. Asmuth, L. Gasperoni (Eds.) Schemata (pp. 149-160). Würzburg, Germany: Königshausen & Neumann Verlag.
  • Hoffmann, K. (2017). Normativität und thick aesthetic concepts (Normativity and thick aesthetic concepts). In A. Oberprantacher, A. Siegetsleitner (Eds.) Mensch sein - Fundament, Imperative oder Floskel? = Being Human – Foundation, Imperative or Platitude, 701-711. Innsbruck, Austria: Innsbruck University Press.
  • Hoffmann, K. (2016). Normativity and thick aesthetic concepts. Aesthetic Investigations, 1 (2), 319-327.
  • Hoffmann, K. (2016). "Levinson’s variety thesis". Lucerne, Switzerland. 21 September 2016.
  • Hoffmann, K. (2016). Die Bildung zur Toleranz und seine Paradoxien als Grunlegung einer Bildung zur Toleranz im Philosophieunterricht (The formation of tolerance and its paradoxes as a foundation of education for tolerance in philosophy education). Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Philosophie und Ethik (Journal of Didactics of Philosophy and Ethics), 38 (2), 36-45.

Contact details

Primary office location

ARTS 2 - Bldg 207
Level 4, Room 414
18 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand