Otto Neumaier

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Academic Career

  • 1970-1979: Studies in Philosophy and Germanic Philology at the University of Innsbruck
  • 1979: PhD in Philosophy; Dissertation: „Sprachkompetenz, Spracherwerb und deren angeborene Bedingungen. Chomsky-kritische Ansätze zu einem biologisch relevanten Kompetenz- und Spracherwerbsmodell“
  • 1980–1993: post doc, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg
  • 1993–2005: Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg
  • Since 2005: Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg

Research and Teaching Interests

    • Ethics
    • Aesthetics
    • Philosophical Anthropology
    • Mind – Body Problem
    • Philosophy in the Age of Enlightenment

    Editorial Work

    • Since 1982: Co-editor, Conceptus. Zeitschrift für Philosophie
    • Since 1992: Co-editor, Beiträge zur Bolzano–Forschung
    • Since 1993: Co-editor, Beiträge zur Angewandten Ethik
    • Since 1997: Co-editor, ProPhil. Projekte zur Philosophie.

    Administrative Activities

    • Commissioner for ecology
    • News
      The Paris Lodron University of Salzburg has launched an in-house mentoring program for new students as part of the “On Track” project. And it has come at the right time, because the lockdown has made the start of their studies into a real challenge for many first-semester students.
      18 participants recently completed the university course in early childhood education with a master's degree. The course was held for the second time in Salzburg. Regional Minister Andrea Klambauer awarded prizes to nine of the graduates for their outstanding theses.
      The recording of the PLUS Talks "Studies and Teaching WS 2020/21“ from 25.11.2020 is now available.
      Matthias Henke, musicologist, Danube University Krems, talks about Beethoven's current biography “Beethoven. Akkord der Welt ( Chord of the World)”, published in 2020 by Hanser Verlag.
      24 very easy exercises on 24 cards can be found in the SALTO advent calendar. The exercise ideas are ideal for children from the age of three and are also easy for the whole family to carry out in a small space. With the support of the Kinder Büro (Children's Office), this combinable contribution should benefit as many as possible.
      Researchers led by Salzburg's geoinformatics scientist Christian Neuwirth had already developed and presented a mathematical model for Covid-19 in May 2020 which examines the question of how long and intensively social distancing measures have to be maintained in order to reduce corona deaths further.
      Results of the study on media use by children and families during lockdown. Home schooling could be improved, but is on the right track. Secondary schools have a better profile. Families have learned to deal with lockdown and homeschooling.
      A study carried out by the sleep laboratory of the Faculty of Natural Sciences on the topic of sleep under the direction Prof. Dr. Manuel Schabus is dedicated to the changes in sleep during the Covid-19 lockdown in 6 different countries (Ö, AT, UK, GR, CU, BRA). The fear, which is worrying from a psychological point of view, and which is evident across society, is also reflected in this data: 78% of those surveyed feel threatened or worried by the Covid-19 pandemic.
      Online lecture on chemistry: December 2nd 2020 - 6 p.m. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of one of the sharpest tools in genetic engineering: the CRISPR / Cas9 genetic scissors. With this technology, researchers can modify the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision.
      The PLUS Report 2020 has been published.
      Digitization has led to an enormous spread of different forms of mobile working. Corona has brought an additional boost and has introduced home office in areas and for activities that were previously unimaginable.
      During the time of Corona, in particular, it became clear just how important it is to support students digitally in their every day university life. The project „On Track“ – stay on track combines digital and social worlds. It is starting at the right time!
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    • 01.12.20 Adventkalender der Universitätsbibliothek Salzburg 2020
      01.12.20 Der Körper als PLAYFUL TOOL
      02.12.20 Adventkalender der Universitätsbibliothek Salzburg 2020
      02.12.20 PLUS startupSPRECHTAG - gather your ideas
      02.12.20 Musikpyhsiologie und Musikermedizin: Musizieren im Zusammenwirken von Psyche und Körper
      02.12.20 Nobelpreise 2020 - CHEMIE (Genschere)
      03.12.20 Adventkalender der Universitätsbibliothek Salzburg 2020
      04.12.20 Adventkalender der Universitätsbibliothek Salzburg 2020
      04.12.20 Ideen mit Methode
      05.12.20 Adventkalender der Universitätsbibliothek Salzburg 2020
      06.12.20 Adventkalender der Universitätsbibliothek Salzburg 2020
      07.12.20 Adventkalender der Universitätsbibliothek Salzburg 2020
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