Ruth E. Hagengruber: Curriculum Vitae

Ruth Edith Hagengruber (https://kw.uni-paderborn.de/fach-philosophie/prof-dr-hagengruber/) is Professor of Philosophy, specialized on philosophy of Economics and Information Science. She is Head of Philosophy at the University Paderborn and Director of the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists https://historyofwomenphilosophers.org.
In 2006 she founded the teaching and research area Philosophy and Computing and became Lifetime member of the International Association of Computing and Philosophy (I-ACAP) in 2011. She also served in the Advisory Board of Munich Center for Technology in Society of the Technical University, Munich from 2011-2019. In 2015 she was awarded the Wiener Schmidt Prize of the Society for Cybernetics and Systems Theory, with publications in the field, such as: The Computational Turn, Past, Presents, Future, coedited with Charles Ess (2011), Philosophy, Computing and Information Science, with Uwe Riss (2014). With her team, she received the award for Teaching Philosophy in the Media (2014) and Online Teaching Philosophy goes MOOC (2016).
In 2006 she created the teaching and research area History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, and became director of the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, in 2016. The Center HWPS aims to retrieve the long tradition of women philosophers from antiquity up to the 20th century. In 2018 the Center’s Project The Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers (ECC) received the DARIAH-DE DH-Award 2018, “Tools and Projects” for exceptional work in digital humanities.
For many years, Ruth E Hagengruber served as head of the philosophy department, in senate commission, the commission of Ethics and now as vice president of the commission for research of the University of Paderborn. She also served as vice president for the European Society of Early Modern Philosophy ESEMP, the German Society for French speaking philosophy DGFP and she is head of the working group women in the history of philosophy serving for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie DGPhil. Contemporarily, Ruth Hagengruber is vice president of the Deutsche Akademikerinnenbund DAB. In 2020, she became elected member of the Leibniz Sozietät, Berlin.

Selected Writings

Hagengruber, R.E. (2021). Out of the Box – into the Green and the Blue. In Philosophisches Jahrbuch 128. Jahrgang I/2021, 122–134.

Hagengruber, R.E. (2021) Du Châtelet, Émilie 1706-1749.  In: Jalobeanu D., Wolfe C.T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences. Springer, Cham.

Hagengruber, R.E. (2020) Women in Early Modern Philosophy and Science, in: In: Jalobeanu D., Wolfe C.T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences. Springer, Cham.

Hagengruber, R.E. (2020) Pressure on Enlightenment. Bible Critics from Nogarola to Du Châtelet. In: Dianoia 31, ed. By. M. Spallazani, 331–353.

Hagengruber, R.E. (2020) The Stolen History–Retrieving the History of Women Philosophers and ist Methodical Implications. In Thorgeirsdottir, S. & Hagengruber, R.E. (Eds.), Methodological Reflections on Women’s Contribution and Influence in the History of Philosophy (pp. 43–64). Basel: Springer Nature Switzerland .

Hagengruber, R.E. (2019) Relocating Women in The History Of Philosophy and Science: Emilie Du Châtelet (1706-1749), Laura Bassi (1711-1778), and Luise Gottsched (1713-1762) In Brucker’s Pinacotheca: in: Filosofe e scienziate in età moderna, a cura di S. Plastina ed E.M. De Tommaso, Bruniana&Campanelliana, Supplemento, XLIII. 117-130.

Hagengruber, R.E. (2019) Emilie Du Châtelet zwischen Leibniz und Kant. Du Châtelet in der Eberhard-Kant-Kontroverse, in: Hagengruber, R.E. und H. Hecht (Eds.), Emilie Du Châtelet und die deutsche Aufklärung, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden; Imprint: Springer VS, Wiesbaden, 2019, pp. 173–196.

Hagengruber, R.E. (2017) “If I Were King!” Morals and Physics in Emilie Du Châtelet’s Subtle Thoughts on Liberty R. Hagengruber, in: J. Broad, K. Detlefsen (Eds.), Women and Liberty, Oxford University Press, Oxford; New York.

Hagengruber, R.E. (2017). Creative Algorithms and the Construction of Meaning. In J. Wernecke, W. Pietsch, & M. Ott (Eds.), Berechenbarkeit der Welt? (pp. 331–341). Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden; Imprint: Springer VS.

  • Academic Credentials
    1993Doctorate: Tommaso Campanella (1579-1638). Cognition, Point And Similarity. Ludwig Maximilian University Munich.
    1998Habilitation: Utility and Generality. Reflections on Fundamental Principles of Practical Philosophy. University of Koblenz-Landau.
    Since 2005Professor for Practical Philosophy at Paderborn University.
    Since 2007Executive Director of the Philosophy Department at Paderborn University.
  • Career
    1997-2002Vice-President of the German Society for Francophone Philosophy (Deutschen Gesellschaft für französischsprachige Philosophie).
    2004-2007Vice-President of the European Society for Early Modern Philosophy (ESEMP).
    2004-2011Member of the Board of the Society of German Women Academics DAB e.v. (Gesellschaft deutscher Akademikerinnen DAB e.v.).
    2006Founding of the Teaching and Research Area History of Women Philosophers and Scientists
    2006Founding of the Teaching and Research Area EcoTechGender (former: Philosophy and Information Science).
    2010-2013Vice-Chair of the German Society of the History of Science (Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsgeschichte).
    Since 2011Member of the Advisory Board of the Munich School of Technology in Society (MCTS), Center of Excellence, Technological University Munich.
    Since 2011Lifetime Member of the International Association of Computing and Philosophy I-ACAP.
    2014Teaching Award of the University of Paderborn Philosophy in the Media.
    2015Wiener-Schmitdt Prize of the Society for Cybernetics and Systems Theory (Gesellschaft für Kybernetik und Systemtheorie).
    Since 2016Editor of the Springer Series: Women Philosophers in History and the Present (Philosophinnen in Geschichte und Gegenwart).
    Since 2016Launch of the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists. Ministry for Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
    Since 2017Research and Working Group Women in the History of Philosophy at the German Society for Philosophy (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie e.V.)
    Since 2018Co-Chief Editor of the Springer Series Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences (with Mary Ellen Waithe and G. Paganini).
    Since 2018Launch of the first Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts (ECC) by Women Philosophers in Cooperation with Prof. em. Dr. Mary Ellen Waithe, Cleveland University.
    Since 08/2018Elected Member of the Executive Board of the International Association of Women Philosophers IAPH e.v.
    2018Board Member of the International Association of Women Philosophers IAPh e.V.
    Since 09/2019Vice-President of the German Women Academics Association (Deutscher Akademikerinnenbund DAB e.V.).
    Since 11/2019Elected Member of the Senate Commission for Research at the University of Paderborn, Vice Chair.
    06/2020Admission to the Leibniz-Society of Sciences Berlin (Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin e.V.).
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