Media of Meaning. How the World Makes a Difference (Working Title)
Christian Krüger, born 1983 in Karlsburg (GDR), studied Philosophy, Cultural Sciences and Aesthetic Practice in Hildesheim. In 2009, he earned his Diploma/MA with a thesis on the relation between language and pictorial representations with reference to Nelson Goodman’s theory of symbols. As a research assistant he worked for the German Research Foundation’s (DFG) Collaborative Research Centre 626: Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits. Christian Krüger held a PhD scholarship from the ‘Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’ and is now a doctoral fellow at the International Research Training Group ‘Interart Studies’. Alongside his scientific work, he develops screenplays.
The subject of my doctoral thesis (working title: "Media of Meaning. How the World Makes a Difference") is the significance of symbolic media and symbolic practices – e.g. language, images, music, theatre, mathematics – for man’s relation to the world. My thesis, which takes its departure from Ernst Cassirer’s Philosophy of Symbolic Forms and takes into account the pluralism of symbolic media and symbolic practices, is a defense of an hermeneutic theory of meaning.
„Die Produktivität der Kunst. Der poietische Charakter der Kunst nach Ernst Cassirer“, in: Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft, 58/2, S. 225-246.