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Katharina Block, Prof. Dr.

Katharina Block is Junior Professor of Social Theory at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. In 2015, she earned her doctorate in philosophy with the scientific-theoretical thesis “From the Environment to the World. The Concept of the World in Environmental Sociology”. After a research fellowship from the Human Dynamics Centre (University of Würzburg), she also taught at Leibniz Universität Hannover. Her research focuses on social theory, societal theory, philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, sociology of ecologization and sociology of digitization.

Katharina Block, Prof. Dr.


Associated Reasearcher: Data, Actors & Infrastructure

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Block, K., & Dickel, S. (2020). Jenseits der Autonomie: Die De/Problematisierung des Subjekts in Zeiten der Digitalisierung. Behemoth – A Journal on Civilisation, 13(1). DOI: 10.6094/behemoth.2020.13.1.1040 Publication details

Block, K. (2019). Machina sapiens. Digital Posthumanism from the Perspective of Plessner’s Logic of Levels. Human Studies, 42, 83–100. DOI: 10.1007/s10746-019-09501-x Publication details

Book contributions and chapters

Block, K. (2019). Überformung des Selbst? Exzentrische Positionalität im Zeichen der Digitalisierung. In J. F. Burow, L.-J. Daniels, A.-L. Kaiser, C. Klinkhamer, J. Kulbatzki, Y. Schütte, A. Henkel, Mensch und Welt im Zeichen der Digitalisierung. Perspektiven der Philosophischen Anthropologie Plessners (pp. 75–95). Baden-Baden: Nomos. DOI: 10.5771/9783845293226-1 Publication details

Organisation of events

Digitalisierung als Herausforderung für die soziologische Theorie
with attending Vip: Armin Nassehi. From 06.12.2019 to 07.12.2019. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany (National) Further information

Katharina Block, Jörg Pohle