Márton Dornbach

Subjects: Philosophy, Psychology, Social Anthropology, English Literature
Division: Arts and Humanities
Position: Module leader
Years: 2021-2022

Márton is a historian of philosophy and literary scholar. He earned his BA at Washington University in St. Louis and his PhD at Princeton University. During his studies, he spent a year each at the University of Tübingen and the Free University in Berlin. He taught at Stanford University for eleven years and at Johns Hopkins University for four years. His publications include two books: Receptive Spirit: German Idealism and the Dynamics of Cultural Transmission (2016), and The Saving Line: Benjamin, Adorno, and the Caesuras of Hope (2020). His current book project revisits the theory of organic life and philosophical anthropology developed by Helmuth Plessner, a pathbreaking interdisciplinary thinker of the last century, in the light of contemporary problems.