Katrin Felgenhauer

Foreignness Between Us. The Question of Social Integration and the Idea of Performative Social Philosophy

In my research project, I explore the question, what the nature of the social connection is based on in order to make sense of the question of social integration. In the context of a broader social philosophical reflection, I am interested in tracing how the between of familiarity and foreignness can be systematically captured as a sphere of the social and a site of social phenomena. In doing so, it is important to profile the approach to the in-between as performative social philosophy.

 

About

Katrin Felgenhauer studied philosophy and sociology at the universities of Leipzig, Seville and Halle. Since 2012, she has been active in the association Expedition Philosophie e.V. (affiliated International Society for Performative Philosophy). Her research interests and foci are phenomenology, philosophical anthropology, social philosophy, performative philosophy, new ontology, hermeneutics, philosophies of the public, political philosophy, social cognition, intercultural philosophy, aesthetics, and epistemology.

 

 

Curriculum Vitae  

 

Ademic Career

since 06/2017:  PhD student at the University of Hildesheim at the Department of Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Communication
10/2013 - 06/2017:  PhD student at the University of Leipzig at the Institute of Philosophy
10/2013 - 09/2016:  Doctoral sponsorship position at the University of Leipzig
10/2007 - 04/2012: Studied philosophy and sociology at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
08/2010 - 04/2011: Studies of Philosophy at the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
10/2003 - 09/2007: Studies of theater, logic and philosophy of science, philosophy and sociology at the University of Leipzig
 

Lectures

07/2019: „Zwischen uns. Zur sozialphilosophischen Relevanz von Helmuth Plessners naturphilosophischem Grenzansatz” in the context of the conference: "Perspektiven und Figuren des Unverfügbaren im Anschluss an Helmuth Plessner" (University of Oldenburg).
04/2019: "Fremdes zwischen Uns – Impuls zur Ästhetik öffentlichen Denkens" in the context of the conference: "Philosophie und Öffentlichkeit" (Leipzig)
11/2016:  "Philosophie aus der Ferne? Zwischen ex-zentrischem und a-zentrischem Ansatz – Helmuth Plessner im Gespräch mit Nicolai Hartmann" in the context of the conference: "Philosophische Anthropologie und Neue Ontologie" (University of Potsdam)
10/2016: Von der (Un-)Sichtbarkeit des Menschen – zur Fraglichkeit einer positiven Anthropologie” in the Context of the Conference: "Wer hat Angst vor Anthropologie" (Leucorea zu Wittenberg)
01/2016: "Körper_Macht. Macht_Körper. Oder: Warum unsere Körper politisch sind" in the context of the symposium: "Körper_Denken" (Muffatwerk in Munich).
10/2015: "Mit anderen Augen - Interkulturalität als Aufgabe der Philosophie" in the context of the conference: "Wann ist Philosophie interkulturell?" (Hildesheim)
05/2013: "Fremdes und Befremdung in der Philosophie Plessners – Überlegungen zum Aspekt des Öffentlichen in Philosophie-Experimenten" in the context of the conference "Befremdung als Methode" (Naumburg).
04/2013: Lecture (together with Eva-Maria Gauß): "[soundcheck philosophie] - Kann die Bühne Labor für das Denken sein?" (Presentation of the philosophy performance festival [soundcheck philosophie] and presentation of the theoretical background) in the context of the conference: "Performative Philosophie - Denken im Modus der Kunst" (Berlin)   
 

Organization of conferences etc.

04/2019:  Co-organization of the philosophy-performance-festival "[soundcheck philosophie] #5 - Am Nerv der Demokratie" from 09.05.-11.05. at the Lofft-Theater in Leipzig (sponsored by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung and the city of Leipzig, among others)
04/2016: Co-organization of the philosophy performance festival "[soundcheck philosophie] #4 -Macht_Denken" from 21.04.-24.04.2016 at the Lofft-Theater in Leipzig (funded by the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Sachsen, among others).
04/2016: Organization (together with Falk Bornmüller) of the scientific conference parallel to the festival [soundcheck philosophie]#4: "Macht_Denken! - Relationalist and substantialist theories of power: A Controversy" from 22.04.-23.04.2016 at the Lofft-Theater in Leipzig (sponsored by the Thyssen Foundation).
01/2016: Co-organization of the symposium: "Körper_Denken" from 29.01.-30.01.2016 at the Muffatwerk in Munich (sponsored by the Cultural Foundation of the City of Munich)
06/2015: Workshop organization and realization (together with Nadine Schumann): "Perspectives-Plural? Personality in the aspect of anthropological, sociological and neurobiological research following Helmuth Plessner", 18.06.2015 at the Max-Planck Institute Leipzig, speakers: Prof. Gesa Lindemann, Prof. Thomas Fuchs, Prof. Anne Reichold, Prof. Manfred Wetzel (funded by DFG)
10/2013: Organization of the philosophy performance festival "[soundcheck philosophie] #3 - Denkbewegungen" from 24.10-27.10.2013 in Halle (sponsored by the Lotto Foundation, among others)
05/2013: Co-organization of the conference "Alienation as Method: Experiments and Insights of Performative Philosophy" at the Nietzsche Documentation Center Naumburg 24-25.05.2013 (funded by the University Halle-Wittenberg and the DFG).
06/2012: Co-organization of the philosophy-performance-festival "[soundcheck philosophie] #2 - Telling and showing - language play and life forms" as well as the connected conference "Telling and showing" from 09.06.-10.06.2012 in Halle (funded by DFG)
 

Further Activities

03/2020: Guest on the radio show "praxis & philosophie" (Radio Blau Leipzig) in conversation with artist Britta Schulze and social scientist Bea Loske on the topic of the "power of love".
01/2020: Guest on the radio show "praxis & philosophie" (Radio Blau Leipzig) in conversation with the artist Britta Schulze and the OBM candidate Franziska Riekewald on the topic of "power"
08/2019: Philosophical reflection together with Rainer Totzke at the event: "Who stands for election? Perspectives of Saxon Cultural Policy" (Dresden)
07/2019: "Philothek" panelist on "Who's Afraid of Anthropology?" (Leipzig)
10/2018: Moderation of the Soundcheck Philosophie Salon: "Political#Private - Private Space/Public Space and the End of Democracy?" Lecture-Performance/Discussion/SoundImageInstallation with audience and Hannah Arendt (Leipzig).
since 07/2015: In the Editorial Team “InterCultural Philosophy - Journal for Philosophy in its Cultural Context”

Publications

Editorship:

Felgenhauer, K./Bornmüller, F. (2018) Macht:Denken. Relationalistische und substantialistische Machttheorien – Eine Kontroverse. Bielefeld: transcript.

 

Articles:

Felgenhauer, K. (i. E.) Mit anderen Augen – Der Fremde im interkulturellen Diskurs. In: Robert Lehmann/ Tony Pacyna, Anna Zschauer (Hrsg.) Kultur & Methode. Aspekte interkulturellen Philosophierens. Heidelberger Universitätsverlag.

Felgenhauer, K./Gauss, E. M. (2020) In-between: a methodology of Performative Philosophy. Thoughts on embodiment and the public (with Helmuth Plessner) reflecting the philosophy-performance-festival [soundcheck philosophie]. In: Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, Alice Lagaay (Hrsg.) Routledge Companion to Performance Philosophy, S. 288-298.

Felgenhauer, K. (2020) Seinsbegegnung - Nicolai Hartmann und das zeitgenössische Bedürfnis nach Realität. In: Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 68 (2), S. 261-274.

Felgenhauer, K. (2019) Philosophie aus der Ferne? Zur Autonomie des Seins im a-zentrischen Ansatz Nicolai Hartmanns und im ex-zentrischen Ansatz Helmuth Plessners. In: Moritz von Kalckreuth, Georg Schmieg und Friedrich Hausen (Hrsg.) Nicolai Hartmanns Neue Ontologie und die Philosophische Anthropologie. Menschliches Leben in Natur und Geist. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter, S. 11-28.

Felgenhauer, K. (2019) Die (Un)Sichtbarkeit des Menschen. Zur Fraglichkeit einer positiven Anthropologie. In: Ethos e.V., Philokles Sonderausgabe: Wer hat Angst vor Anthropologie? Hrsg. von Till Ermisch, S. 100-115.

Felgenhauer, K. (2018) (Un)Sichtbarkeit der Macht in anthropologischen Spielräumen. In: Dies, Falk Bornmüller (Hrsg.) Macht:Denken. Relationalistische und substantialistische Machttheorien: Eine Kontroverse. Bielefeld: transcript, S. 175-192.

Felgenhauer, K./ Gauss, E. M. (2013) Interspaces: Philosophical Performance what for? Embodiment and publicity of philosophical thinking. Zusammen mit Eva M. Gauss (Original title: Meziprostory: K čemu jsou filosofické performance? Úvahy o ztělesnění a veřejnosti filosofického myšlení) In: Filozofia. Vol. 68 (No 5). Bratislava: IRIS.

 

Online articles:

Felgenhauer, K. (2016) Organismus und/oder Person? Huffington Post online Ausgabe, 11.08.2016.

Felgenhauer, K./ Bornmüller, F./ Totzke, R. (2016) Macht I was! slippery-slopes: Onlinephilosophiemagazin, 22.04.2016.