Dr. des. Manuel Reinhard


 

Address

Department of Philosophy, Darmstadt University of Technology, Landwehrstraße 54, Darmstadt, Germany, phone: +49 (0)6151 16-57444, E-mail: reinhard@gugw.tu-darmstadt.de

Work

  • since 04/2016: Research Assistant, Department of History & Social Sciences, Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany
  • 04/2013 – 03/2016: Ph.D. Student, Graduate School "Topology of Technology", Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany
  • 10/2014 – 03/2015: Visiting Scholar, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, Harvard University, Cambridge/Massachusetts, USA

Education

  • 04/2013 – 03/2016: Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate School "Topology of Technology", Darmstadt University of  Technology, Germany
  • 10/2007 – 09/2012: Studies in Philosophy, Psychology and Pedagogy, University Trier, Germany

PhD project

Jacques Derrida's project: aporetology (working title).

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Christoph Hubig, Darmstadt, Germany; Prof. Dr. Petra Gehring, Darmstadt, Germany; Prof. Dr. Dirk Rustemeyer, Trier, Germany

Research ambition

Initially, I have not had the will (or even aspiration) to stick to this plan but my scientific projects – until now – are attracted by an interest in philosophical/ scientific/ artistic failure. Nevertheless, to work on these projects has been enjoyable because I could witness a broad spectrum of stupendously imaginative ways of getting oneself out of the mess. First of all, I have been looking especially on contemporary continental philosophy and its tragicomical disorientation in reference to its goals and methods (Master thesis). I am also interested in the history of scientific suffering, the hard-luck stories of the fine arts and the tales of woe the humanities know to tell.

Inspired by the semiotics of Roland Barthes, Paul De Man and Dirk Rustemeyer, the sociology of Bruno Latour and the mediology of Régis Debray my attempt to compare seemingly incomparable cultural phenomenons is finally geared to a "semiotics of culture". It is a methodological approach towards the reconstruction of the recursivity between patterns of knowledge/ values and individual/ social practices. As a semiotician of culture I try to scrutinize models of ourselves, of what we strive for and of the world we are living in. I do not see these models as umbrella terms to toss around superficially, but as loaded models wrought by nunanced histories and incorporated in bodies and institutions, requiring a scrupulous lens. Consequently, semiotics of culture is an analysis of how these models determine the possibilities and limits of thought and practice; of how these models are implemented in individual habits and social regimes; of how this implementation in our daily lives and our reflections on it shape our assumptions about possibilities/impossibilities, necessities/freedoms, and thereby reinforce or change the models themselves.

Publications (inter alia)

  • Clarke, Simon/ Reinhard, Manuel (in review); Derrida and Topic Theory: Musical Semiotics Folded Back Into Philosophy.
  • Reinhard, Manuel; Jacques Derridas aporetische Schriften - Eine Philosophie des Scheiterns (in press).
  • Reinhard, Manuel 2015; Krise der Wissenschaft? Krisen der Wissenschaften!. In: Philokles. Zeitschrift für populäre Philosophie. Jg.2015, Nr.21, S.76-93.
  • Reinhard, Manuel 2013; (Rezension) Dieter Höltershinken: Die Nichtplanbarkeit in Erziehung und Bildung. Ein Essay über vergessene Erfahrungen und Erkenntnisse in der Pädagogik. In: Vierteljahrsschrift für wissenschaftliche Pädagogik, Bd.89, Nr.4, S.664-668.
  • Reinhard, Manuel 2013; Zeitgenössische Philosophien der Grenze und Andrea Fraser: Grenzen vs. Schwellen. In: Critica. Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Kunsttheorie. Bd.3, Nr.2, 11-16.

Talks, presentations, moderations (inter alia)

  • Reinhard, Manuel (with Pan Enrong): "New Issues and Approaches in Philosophy of Technology (V)". Panel moderation, conference: 19th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Philosophy of Technology, Northeastern University, Shenyang (China), July 2-6, 2015.
  • Reinhard, Manuel: "The Paradox of Contemporary Philosophy of Technology." Talk, conference: 19th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, Northeastern University, Shenyang (China), July 2-6, 2015.
  • Reinhard, Manuel (with Alexander Friedrich): "The Topological Manifesto." Panel discussion, conference: Technospaces. Persistence - Practices - Procedures - Power, Darmstadt University of Technology (Germany), March 18-20, 2015.
  • Reinhard, Manuel: "The Topos of the Border." Talk, conference: Technospaces. Persistence - Practices - Procedures - Power, Darmstadt University of Technology (Germany), March 18-20, 2015.
  • Reinhard, Manuel: "Jacques Derrida's Project: Aporetology." Talk, conference: Derrida Today, Fordham University, New York City (US). May 28 – 31, 2014.
  • Reinhard, Manuel: "Identity of Identity and Difference: From Hegel to Derrida." Talk, research colloquium: Department of Philosophy (Darmstadt University of Technology), Darmstadt University of Technology (Germany). February 27, 2014.
  • Reinhard, Manuel: "Philosophy and its Possibilities: Remarks on the History of Modality." Talk, research colloquium: Department of Pedagogy (University Trier and Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg), University of Music and Theatre Hamburg (Germany). November 2 – 3, 2012.

Honors

  • since 04/2013: Ph.D. Scholarship, German Research Foundation, 3 year Funding Grant
  • 10/2014 – 03/2015: Invitation as Visiting Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge/ MA (USA), Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, sponsored by Prof. Dr. Verena Andermatt Conley
  • 10/2014 – 03/2015: Invitation as Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge (UK), Department of Modern & Medieval Languages (postponed in favor of the above mentioned)
  • 05/2011 – 09/2012: Scholarship (Grundstipendium), Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

Kontakt

Graduiertenkolleg
"Topologie der Technik"
Technische Universität Darmstadt

Postadresse
Dolivostr. 15
64293 Darmstadt

Sprecherin
Prof. Dr. Petra Gehring
Institut für Philosophie
gehring(at)phil.tu-darmstadt.de
Telefon: +49 (0)6151 16-57333

Sprecher
Prof. Dr. Mikael Hård
Institut für Geschichte
hard(at)ifs.tu-darmstadt.de
Telefon: +49 (0)6151 16-57316

Besucheradresse Koordination
Landwehrstr. 54
S4|24 117
Telefon: +49 (0)6151 16-57365
Fax: +49 (0)6151 16-57456

Anne Batsche
Di-Fr 10-15 Uhr
topologie(at)ifs.tu-darmstadt.de

Marcel Endres
Mo-Mi 8.30-15.30 Uhr
endres(at)gugw.tu-darmstadt.de

Besucheradresse Stipendiaten
Landwehrstr. 54
S4|24 106–112
Telefon

+49 (0)6151 16-57444

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