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My book "Demokratie als Zumutung" (Democracy as a Task) tries to show that there is a long history of recruiting citizens for democracy. Compulsory voting, the general draft and juries are just some of the examples. I argue that we get something wrong about democracy if we only expect politicians to "deliver".


The book Politische Metaphorology. Hans Blumenberg today tries to show how Blumenberg's writings can inspire new perspectives on contemporary political phenomena.
(Metzler 2020, 135 pages.)


The Introduction to Modern Political Theory co-authored with Gary. S. Schaal is used as a text in many courses. The third, enlarged editions was published in 2016. (Budrich publishers 2016, 389 pages)


Earlier editions were published in French and Spanish. An American edition is on its way.


The book on Theories of Justice from 2012 shows in what way different conceptions of Justice shed new light on the conflicts outlined in literature. Antigone serves as a fil rouge, showing how different theories make you see things differently. 
(UTB 2011, 251 pages)


The Introduction to Business Ethics reconstructs classical philosophical and economic thought. (Junius 2012, 179 pages)


The dissertation on Hans Blumenberg argues that Blumenberg's work is more than just a contribution to the History of Ideas. Man and Modernity, philosophical anthropology and the theory of Modernity, are systematically linked. (Fink 2005, 249 pages)

Edited books (selection):


This book, co-edited with Angus Nicholls, contains texts from the Archives of Hans Blumenberg on Political Myth.
(Suhrkamp 2014, 146 pages)


This volume co-edited with Gary S. Schaal presents papers on the role of emotions in the history of political ideas.
(Nomos 2012, 292 pages)


This volume of collected papers on Foucault's concept of the State tries to show that, although Foucault opposed to theories centered around the State, his writings contain a history of modern Statehood.
(Nomos 2010, 158 pages)


Digitization is transforming our world economically, culturally, and psychologically. The influx of new forms of communication, networking, and business opportunities, as well as new types of distraction, self-observation, and control into our societies represents an epochal challenge. Following Bernard Stiegler's concept of pharmacology, Felix Heidenreich and Florian Weber-Stein propose to view these new forms as digital pharmaka. Properly dosed, they can enable new self-relationships and forms of sociality; in the case of overdose, however, there is a risk of intoxication. In this essay, Felix Heidenreich, Florian Weber-Stein, and, in a detailed interview, Bernard Stiegler analyze this complex change in our world and develop new skills to use digital pharmaka.

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