Thomas Mann Fellows | 2023 – 2024

Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan

Prof. Dr. Susan Neiman | Philosopher

Susan Neiman | Image: James Starrt
Susan Neiman | Image: James Starrt

Susan Neiman, born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1955, is a philosopher, cultural commentator, and author. She writes primarily on moral philosophy and metaphysics and their impact in the political sphere. In her most recent book, she critically examines the phenomenon of wokeness. Before taking over as director of the Einstein Forum in 2000, she was a professor of philosophy at Yale and Tel Aviv University.

Book Publications (Selection)

2023 | Left is Not Woke, Polity Press; Links ist nicht Woke,  Hanser Berlin
2019 | Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil, Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Von den Deutschen Lernen, Hanser Berlin, 2020
2014 | Why Grow Up? Subversive Thoughts for an Infantile Age, Penguin; Warum erwachsen werden? Eine philosophische Ermutigung, Hanser Berlin, 2015
2008 | Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grownup Idealists, Harcourt; Moralische Klarheit: Leitfaden für erwachsene Idealisten, Hamburger Edition, 2013
2002 | Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy, Princeton University Press; Das Böse denken: Eine andere Geschichte der Philosophie, Suhrkamp, 2004

Awards (Selection)

2022 | Tanner Lecturer, Gifford Lectures
2021 | August Bebel Prize
2014 | International Spinoza Prize
2010| Tanner Lecturer, Tanner Lectures on Human Values