Ethics, including Applied Ethics 19th- and 20th-Century Continental Philosophy
I am currently working on a project concerning "The Dialectis of Morality." It asumes that moral theories, first, have to imply a substantial notion of the good which they, second, can only articulate in limited and partial ways, which then means, third, that moral theories, and the self-determinations that can be derived from them, in one way or another always have to fail the good. Criteria for moral behavior are either vague, self-refuting, or discriminatory, as the project hopefully will show. It will lead to a reassessment of the nature and purpose of moral theories themselves.
For a recent paper on Nietzsche, aesthetics, and teleology, see: http://www.nietzschecircle.com/Nietzsche_Darwin_Steinmann.html
Lecturer for Philosophy at the Pennsylvania State University, 2007-2008
Visiting Professor at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 2007 and 2011
Co-Director of the Program for Basic Ethical-Philosophical Studies, 2005-2007
Research Fellow, Interdepartmental Center for Ethics in the Sciences and in the Humanities and Institute for Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Tübingen, 2003-2005
Research Fellow and Lecturer, from 2006 as Privatdozent, Department of Philosophy, University of Freiburg 2002-2007
Research Fellow and Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Tübingen, 1999-2002
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- Steinmann, M. (2021). “Schopenhauer und Nietzsche. Ein Vortragszyklus (1919)“ . Handbook Georg Simmel. Edited by Jörn Bohr / Tim-Florian Goslar / Gerald Hartung / Heike Koenig (pp. 273-280). Stuttgart: Metzler.
- Steinmann, M. (2021). Konrad Paul Liessmann, „Alle Lust will Ewigkeit. Mitternächtliche Versuchungen,” . Der Blaue Reiter (48 ed., pp. 105). Hannover.
- Steinmann, M. (2019). Werner Stegmaier, “Europa im Geisterkrieg. Studien zu Nietzsche.“ . The Agonist. A Nietzsche Circle Journal (2 ed., vol. 12, pp. 64-69). online.
- Steinmann, M. (2019). “Phenomenology as Realism” . Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Conference of the North American Heidegger Circle (pp. 171-172). online.
Heidegger Circle website currently under re-construction.
- Steinmann, M. (2019). The axial age and the quest for a secular religion in modernity. no. Existenz. International Journal in Philosophy, Religion, Politics, and the Arts (1 ed., vol. 14, pp. 98-106). Online https://existenz.us/: Karl Jaspers Society of North America.
- Steinmann, M. (2019). “Some remarks on new translations of Jaspers’ works.”. Existenz. An International Journal in Philosophy, Religion, Politics, and the Arts (2 ed., vol. 13, pp. 97-100). online.