Dieter Thomä has been professor of philosophy at the University of St. Gallen since 2000. From 2002-2005, he was the dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Mr. Thomae began his career as a journalist with the Sender Freies Berlin, after graduating from the Henri Nannen School of Journalism.
Dieter Thomä was a fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles (2002-2003), at the Max Weber Center in Erfurt (2007-2008), and at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin (2009-2010).
His research interests are in social philosophy, ethics, cultural philosophy, political philosophy and phenomenology. In all of these endeavors, he is guided by the Socratic question of “how to live.”