Faculty Profiles

Hans JoasHans Joas


Office: Foster 317 
Phone: 773-702-8413
Email: hjoas@uchicago.edu
Homepage: http://www.uni-erfurt.de/max-weber-kolleg/archiv/ehemalige-mitglieder-seit-2010/hansjoas/
CV: Curriculum Vita - English
Curriculum Vita - German

Typically in residence at Chicago in the autumn quarter, Hans Joas teaches courses and mentors students in contemporary social theory. For more details on his research program see his webpage.

Research Interests

Social Theory

Selected Publications

War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present, Princeton: Princeton University Press 2013 
(with Wolfgang Knöbl)
The Sacredness of the Person: A New Genealogy of Human Rights, Washington: Georgetown 
University Press 2013

Interdisciplinarity as a Process of Learning: Experiences with an Action Theoretic Program of Research. Gottingen: Wallstein. 2005. (with Hans G. Kippenberg)

Do Human Beings Need Religion?, Freiburg: Herder. 2004.

Social Theory: Twenty Introductory Lectures, Frankfurt: Suhrkamp. 2004.

The Dialogical Turn: New Roles for Sociology in the Postdisciplinary Age, Rowman and Littlefield. 2004 (with Charles Camic)

War and Modernity: Studies in the History of Violence in the 20th Century , Polity Press. 2003.

The Genesis of Values, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.

Philosophy of Democracy, Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2000.

G.H. Mead: A Contemporary Reexamination of his Thought. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 1997.

The Creativity of Action. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1997.

The Creativity of Action. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1997.