Archive of Author | Bernd-Olaf Küppers

Academic biography

Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, 1971–1993

Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Heidelberg, 1993

Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Jena, 1994

Director of the Institute of Philosophy, University of Jena, 1996-1998

Member of the Senate of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2002–2005

Dean of the Class of Humanities, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2003–2005

Director of the Institute of Philosophy, University of Jena, 2005-2007

Founding director of the Frege Centre for Structural Sciences, University of Jena, 2008-2012

Awards and honours

Woitschach Research Prize, 1991

Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Japanese Government, 1993

Member (external), Human Studies Centre, University of Munich (Germany),1999

Honorary Doctor, Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka (Japan), 1999

Member, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Halle, 1999

Member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg, 2000–2005

Member (corresp.), Académie Européene des Sciences, des Arts et des Lettres, Paris, 2002

Honorary Member, Centre of Philosophy, National Academy of Sciences, Buenos Aires, 2003

Member, Academia Europaea, London, 2004

Books

Monographs

 Information and the Origin of Life

MIT Press, Cambridge 1990

Translations: German original 1986, reprinted 1990; Polish 1991; Japanese 1991

 Molecular Theory of Evolution

Springer Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg/New York 1983, reprinted 1985

 Die Berechenbarkeit der Welt

S. Hirzel Verlag, Stuttgart 2012 

 Wissen statt Moral

Fackelträger Verlag, Köln 2012

 Nur Wissen kann Wissen beherrschen

Fackelträger Verlag, Köln 2008

 Natur als Organismus

Verlag Vittorio Klostermann, Frankfurt am Main 1992

Editor

 Leben = Physik + Chemie?

Piper Verlag, Munich 1st edition 1987, reprinted 1990

 Ordnung aus dem Chaos

Piper Verlag, Munich 1st edition 1987, 2nd edition 1988, 3rd edition 1991

 Die Einheit der Wirklichkeit

Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munich 2000

Co-editor

 Evolution of Semantic Systems

Springer Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg/New York 2013

Articles with Bernd-Olaf Küppers