Curriculum Vitae. Dr. Mathias Thaler Investigador Auxiliar Centro de Estudos Sociais Faculdade de Economia Universidade de Coimbra

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Centro de Estudos Sociais Faculdade de Economia Universidade de Coimbra Colégio de S. Jerónimo Apartado 3087 3001–401 Coimbra Portugal phone: +351 239 855 597 E-mail: mathias.thaler@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae

Date and Place of Birth: 12/14/1978 in Vienna, Austria

Citizenship: Austria Education:

June 2006 Defence of the dissertation “Gründen, Fundieren und Rechtfertigen. Eine Untersuchung moralischer Argumente im Feld des Politischen” (Justifying, Founding and Instituting. An Examination of Moral Arguments in the Political Field): “with distinction”

Supervisors of the doctoral dissertation: * Prof. Rainer Bauböck (Political Science) * Prof. Franz M. Wimmer (Philosophy)

2003–2006 PhD-studies in Philosophy, University of Vienna (Austria) March 2003 Master in Philosophy* and Political Science, University of Vienna

Master thesis: “Antworten auf den Kulturrelativismus” (Answering to the chal-lenge of cultural relativism); e-publication: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at 2001–2002 Studies in Philosophy and Political Science, Université de Paris VIII

(Saint-Denis) and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)

1997–2001 Studies in Philosophy and Political Science, University of Vienna, interrupted from 1999–2000 by one full year of civil servicein a refugee camp

1989–1997 High School Wien VIII (Piaristen) Scholarships:

2008–2009 Max Weber-fellowship, European University Institute, Florence (declined) 2006–2007 Postdoctoral fellowship, Austrian Ministry for Science, Education and Culture

2005 Research grant, Austrian Marshallplan Fund

2003–2005 PhD-scholarship, Austrian Academy of Sciences

2001–2002 Erasmus-scholarship for student exchange programmes 1998–1999 Scholarship for excellent studies, University of Vienna

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Academic Positions:

Since 2008 Full Researcher, Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal) 2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for European Integration Research,

Austrian Academy of Sciences (Vienna)

2006–2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto

2005–2006 Tutor, Institut für Philosophie, University of Vienna

2005 Visiting Scholar, Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley

2004 Junior Visiting Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna) Areas of Specialization:

* Contemporary political theory * Intercultural philosophy Areas of Competence:

* French poststructuralism

* 20th century practical philosophy

* Theories of international relations Professional Experience:

Since 1998 Scientific member of the editorial board of “polylog. Zeitschrift für inter-kulturelles Philosophieren” (web-version: http://www.polylog.org)

Since 1997 Free-lance editor for the monthly journal “Stimme. Von und für Minder-heiten” (published by the Initiative of Minorities)

2000–2005 Executive Secretary of the association Wiener Gesellschaft für interkulturelle Philo-sophie (Viennese Association for Intercultural Philosophy)

1999–2000 Civil servant in the refugee camp Projekt Integrationshaus; care for adolescent refugees; administrative organization of public relations

1997–1999 Co-organizer of the weekly radio programme “Radio Stimme” by the Initiative of Minorities

1999 Contributor to the scientific project “Muttersprachliche Lehrerinnen und Lehrer in Österreich” (Mother-tongue teachers in Austria) by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Art

1999 Invitation and participation in the Waldviertelakademie

Languages:

German mother-tongue

English excellent in speaking, reading and writing

French excellent in speaking and reading

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Book: Moralische Politik oder politische Moral? Eine Analyse aktueller Debatten zur internationalen Gerechtigkeit, Frankfurt/Main 2008 (Campus)

Articles:

* “The Illusion of Purity: Chantal Mouffe‟s Realist Critique of Cosmo-politanism” (accepted for publication in Philosophy and Social Criticism)

* “Accounting for Humanitarian Intervention”, in: Nesbit, Thomas/Steinberg, Justin (eds.), From Innocence to Liberty. IWM Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conferences

(Vol. 18), Wien 2005 (e-publication: http://www.iwm.at).

* “Menschenrechte, Kulturrelativismus und Interkulturalität”, in: Menschenrechte im Kulturvergleich (IWK-Mitteilungen1), Wien 2004, pp. 3–11.

* “Human Rights, Cultural Relativism and Interculturality”, in: Historische Sozial-kunde. Geschichte – Fachdidaktik – Politische Bildung (Special Volume: Human Rights), Wien 2004, pp. 5–12.

Work in Progress:

* “Talking to the Prince: Can Political Theory be Normative without Moralizing?” (currently under review)

Translations: English to German

* Michael Walzer: “Die Debatte um humanitäre Interventionen”, in: polylog. Zeit-schrift für interkulturelles Philosophieren (16/2007), pp. 11–26.

* Pavel Barša: “Krieg führen im Namen der Menschenrechte? Vierzehn Thesen über humanitäre Interventionen”, in: polylog. Zeitschrift für interkulturelles Philo-sophieren (14/2005), pp. 7–25.

* Chantal Mouffe: “Wittgenstein, Politische Theorie und Demokratie”, in: polylog. Zeitschrift für interkulturelles Philosophieren (6/2000), pp. 53–61.

Conference: Co-organization of the international conference “Human Rights between Eco-nomy, Law and Ethics” in Vienna (12/3–4/2004); documentation: http://www.humanrightsconference.at

Workshops:

* 9/17/2007, one-day workshop for the Pedagogical Institute Vienna; title: “Die Entstehung der Menschenrechte: Eine genealogische Betrachtung” (The Evo-lution of Human Rights: A Genealogical Survey)

* 6/16/2004, one-day workshop for the summer school of ATTAC (Austria); title: “Braucht die Politik überhaupt Moral? Zum prekären Verhältnis zwischen Politik und Moral am Beispiel von NGOs” (Does Politics Need Morality?) Radio Interview: 7/14/2004, interview-partner for the radio show “Philosophische Brocken”

(Radio Orange) “Menschenrechte zwischen Universalismus und Relativismus” (Human Rights between Universalism and Relativism): http://audiothek.philo.at

Teaching:

* Summer term 2006: teaching assistant for the class “Introduction to 20th

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* Winter term 2005: teaching assistant for the class “Introduction to 20th Century

Philosophy I”, University of Vienna (Prof. Franz Martin Wimmer) Public Talks:

* 2/19/2008, Institute of European Studies and International Relations, Comenius Uni-versity Bratislava: “Chantal Mouffe‟s Realist Critique of Cosmopolitanism” * 5/3/2007, McGill University (Montreal): “The Illusion of Purity: Revisiting the

Realist Critique of Cosmopolitanism”

* 4/2/2007, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto: “Who is Afraid of Moralization? Normativity, Critique and the Ear of the Prince”

* 3/13/2007, Trinity College, University of Toronto: “Can We be Critical Without Moralizing?” (“Trinity One”-lecture)

* 2/3/2006, Department of Social Sciences, Roskilde University (Denmark): “Towards a Political Semantics of „Moralization‟” (in the framework of the 3rd

Inter-national Conference of the Danish Network on Political Theory: “Normative Im-plications of the Conceptual Turn”)

* 12/9/2004, Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna): “Clashing Claims, from Baghdad to Belgrade: Humanitarian Intervention between Law, Morals and Politics”

* 11/16/2004, Depot (Vienna): “Antworten auf den Kulturrelativismus”

* 9/23/2004, Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna): “Justifying, Founding and In-stituting. Towards an Archaeology of Moral Arguments in the Political Realm” * 5/14/2004, Institut für Höhere Studien (Vienna): “Machiavelli und Kant” (in the

framework of the international conference “New Impulses for Political Science in Austria”)

* 11/17/2003, Institut für Wissenschaft und Kunst (Vienna): “Human Rights, Cultural Relativism and Interculturality”

* 5/16/2000, Institut für Wissenschaft und Kunst (Vienna): “Integration and Inter-culturality”

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References:

* Prof. Rainer Bauböck

Department of Political and Social Sciences European University Institute

Via dei Roccettini, 9

50016 San Domenico di Fiesole (Firenze) Italy

E-mail: rainer.baubock@eui.eu

* Prof. Chantal Mouffe

Centre for the Study of Democracy University of Westminster

32–38 Wells Street London W1T 3UW United Kingdom

E-mail: mouffec@wmin.ac.uk * Prof. Melissa Williams

Centre for Ethics University of Toronto

6 Hoskin Avenue Toronto, ON M5S 1H8 Canada

E-mail: melissa.williams@utoronto.ca

* Prof. Franz Martin Wimmer

Institut für Philosophie Universität Wien Universitätsstraße 7 1010 Wien Austria E-mail: franz.martin.wimmer@univie.ac.at

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