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Jurgen Habermas

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Lacee Rudd

on 20 March 2013

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Transcript of Jurgen Habermas

Jurgen Habermas He was born with a cleft palate, which lead to isolation among other children his age.

Due to his disability communication was difficult and so Jurgen preferred the written word over speaking.

Timeline 1929-1948: Born June 18, 1929 in Dusseldorf, Germany but grew up in Gummersbach- where his father was the director of Bureau of Trade and Industry

1944: Habermas became a member of Hitler Youth

1949-1954: He was a student at many different universities such as, Gottingen (1949/50), Zunch (1950/51), and Bonn (1951/54)

1953: Jurgen wrote a famous article critizing Martin Heidegger's Nazi Affiliation

1954: Jurgen received his Ph. D. with his dissertation on Schelling at Bonn University

1952-1956: Free lance journalist at Frankfurt Allgemeinez Zeitung and Handelsblatt The Beginning At age 10 he joined the Hitler Youth, as did many of his contemporaries, and at age 15, during the last months of WWII, he was sent to the Western Front

After the Nazi defeat in May 1945, he completed his secondary education and attended the Universities of Bonn, Gotttingen, and Zuric

At Bonn he received a Ph. D. in Philosophy in 1954

He completed his second doctorate (his habilitation thesis, which qualified him to teach at the collegiate level) in 1961 under the political scientist Wolfgang Abendroth at the University of Heidelberg.

He succeeded Max Horkheimer as professor of philosophy and sociology at the Frankfurt University in 1964

Published Public Sphere influenced by critical theory at Frankfurt School

After 10 years as director of the Max Planck Institute in Starnberg (1971-1971), He returned to Frankfurt, where he retired in 1994.

Thereafter he taught in the United States at Northwestern University and lectured worldwide. Career Relationships Awards Hegel Prize from the city of Stuttgart

Sigmund Freud Prize of the Darmstadt Academy for Language and Poetry

Theodor Adorno Prize from Frankfurt

Scholl Prize from Munich

Wilhelm Leuschner Medal from the State of Hesse

Awarded an honorary doctorate of law from the New School for Social
Research Jurgen married Ute Wesselhoft in 1955 and they had three kids. Theodor Adorno's assistant at Frankfurt School
Max Horkheimer- One of the most influential professors at Frankfurt School Spokesperson for Socialistische Deutsche Studentenbund

The people of Germany- "the obligation incumbent upon us in Germany -- even if no one else were to feel it any longer -- to keep alive, without distortion and not only in an intellectual form, the memory of the sufferings of those who were murdered by German hands." Jurgen was strongly influenced by World War II

" At that point the rhythm of my personal development intersected with the great historical events of the time..."
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