Fred R. Dallmayr



Emeritus Faculty


Emeritus Packey J. Dee Professor


Political Theory


Dr. Law, University of Munich, 1955

M.A. Southern Illinois University, 1956

Ph.D., Duke University, 1960

Research and Teaching Interests

Modern and contemporary political theory; Heidegger; hermeneutics; Frankfurt School (Adorno and Habermas); deconstruction; democratic theory; multiculturalism; non-Western political thought

Advising Specialties

Graduate programs in political theory and philosophy


Fred Dallmayr is a political theorist specializing in modern and contemporary European thought with an additional interest in comparative or cross-cultural philosophy. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Philosophy.  He has been a recipient of NEH and Fulbright fellowships, and has been a visiting professor at the New School in New York and at Hamburg University ( Germany ) and a Senior Fellow at Nuffield College in Oxford . Among his recent publications are: Between Freiburg And Frankfurt (1991); The Other Heidegger (1993); Beyond Orientalism: Essays On Cross-Cultural Encounter (1996; Japanese translation 2001); Alternative Visions: Paths In The Global Village (1998; Persian translation 2005); Achieving Our World: Toward a Global and Plural Democracy (2001); Dialogue Among Civilizations: Some Exemplary Voices (2002; Italian translation forthcoming); Hegel: Modernity And Politics (new ed. 2002); Peace Talks - Who Will Listen (2004); Small Wonder: Global Power and Its Discontents (2005) and In Search of the Good Life: A Pedagogy for Troubled Times (2007).

He is past president of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (SACP). He is also a member of the International Coordinating Committee of "World Public Forum - Dialogue of Civilizations", and of the Scientific Committee of "RESET - Dialogue on Civilizations"

Contact Information

Office: 539 Flanner Hall
Phone: 574-631-5491
Fax: 574-631-4405

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556