Rahel Jaeggi

Wikipedia open wikipedia design.

Rahel Jaeggi, 2015

Rahel Jaeggi (born July 19, 1967 in Bern) is a professor of Practical Philosophy and Social Philosophy at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Her research areas are in Social Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophical Anthropology, Social Ontology, Critical Theory and the enhancement of Critical Theory. Since February 2018 she has been the head of the Berlin campus of the newly founded International Center for Humanities and Social Change.


Jaeggi is the daughter of Swiss sociologist Urs Jaeggi and Austrian psychoanalyst and author Eva Jaeggi. Prior to working as a research assistant to Axel Honneth at the University of Frankfurt, Jaeggi studied at the Free University of Berlin and at the University of Frankfurt. She wrote her doctoral thesis on the concept of alienation. Research and teaching positions brought her to Yale University in New Haven, the New School for Social Research in New York City, and the University of Frankfurt.[1][2] She wrote her postdoctoral thesis on the subject of Critique of Forms of Life at the University of Frankfurt. Since 2009 she has been the chair of Practical Philosophy and Social Philosophy at the Humboldt University of Berlin. She taught as a Theodor-Heuss-Professor at the New School for Social Research in New York during the academic year of 2015/16.


  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Review Board Practical Philosophy)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie e.V. (Extended Board)
  • Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung (Scientific Advisory Board)
  • Internationale Marx-Engels-Stiftung (IMES) (Scientific Advisory Board)
  • Polarkreis e.V.
  • Constellations– An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory (Editorial Council)
  • Grüne Akademie
  • Critical Horizons (Editorial Council)
  • Member of the editorial board of Moral Philosophy and Politics (de Gruyter).
  • Member of the editorial board of Essex Studies in Contemporary Critical Theory (Rowmans and Littlefield International).
  • Member of the founding committee and editorial board of the interdisciplinary scientific journal polar. Politik/Theorie/Alltag (2003–2009).

Selected works in English[edit]

  • Fraser, Nancy; Jaeggi, Rahel (2018). Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory. Polity Press. ISBN 9780745671567.


  • Critique of Forms of Life. Cambridge: Harvard University Press (forthcoming: 2018)[3]
  • Alienation, Columbia University Press 2014.



  1. ^ Website at the Humboldt University of Berlin
  2. ^ 2016 Heuss Lecture: The Dialectics of Progress: Rahel Jaeggi. The New School for Social Research.
  3. ^ Keynote “Critique of Forms of Life” (abstract) The Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy Joint Annual Conference. Theme: Philosophy After Nature. Utrecht University, September 2014.

External links[edit]

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors (read/edit).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.