Fred R. Dallmayr



Emeritus Faculty


Emeritus Packey J. Dee Professor


Political Theory


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

Phone: 574-631-5491
Fax: 574-631-4405

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
2060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556