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Paul-Christoph Trüper, * 1983, Master of Arts (Cultural Studies · Philosophy)

In August 1983 I was born some crucial days too early and have since spent my days in the company  of various wheelchairs, arranging myself with the impacts of a severe motor disability. After primary school at Fritz-Felsenstein-Schule (Ger.), an institution for adolescents with disabilities, I took the opportunity to receive my secondary education at Rudolf-Diesel-Gymnasium  Augsburg (Ger.) In 2004, I eventually succeeded in taking  the “Abitur”, the diploma qualifying for university entrance.

Upon graduation, I decided to take my own interests as a guide and engaged in Cultural Studies: I commenced by “Europäische Kulturgeschichte” (European Cultural History) at Augsburg University, before the focus of the curriculum suggested a change to “European Studies”at the University of Passau (both in Baveria). In Autumn 2008, I eventually took my Bachelor of Arts, preparing to become engaged in a prolific cultural dialogue.

Up to now, the focus of my (accademic) inquiries has been on: Ethics/ Social and Political Philosophy, Early Modernism, Societies & Literature, and the Culture of the Body.

My personal interests, too, are for creative ideas in all their forms – especially literature and digital /photographic images– and for social issues.

In 2009/'10 I used to be employed with a semi-public competence centre in Berlin, engaged in the global dissemination of concepts for sustainable energy supply / Renewables. After this initial work experience in a political context, I decided to deepen my theoretical knowledge, compentences and insights, and re-entered philosophical studies: first at the University of Regensburg and later on at the very renowned University of Münster. My education at Münster gave me the opportunity to pursue interests in Practical Philosophy / Ethics, and to expirence philosophy with due regard to its full range of – sometimes highly controversial positions. The open climate at the Seminar, with its multivarious discourses and its special respect for the intellectual curiosity of young scholars convinced me of philosophy's potential with regard to social debates: it is to shape my approach to my own work in the years to come, too.  In Fall 2014 I completed my Master of Arts degree in Philosophy at Münster.

Upon graduation, I became involved in the University of Kassel's activities for an increased participation (Inclusion) of people with disabilities. For a period of two years (2015/2016), I was employed in its administration, coordinating the Services for Disabled Students (Ger.). Following a short interlude of independent research and projects, I am going to continue my work in this field: Starting in April 2017, I will support a team at the Goethe University Frankfurt developing measures to increase social inclusion and participation in accademic life.

Meanwhile, I have never entirely stopped pursuing my own scholarly interests and (spare-time) research, and clearly do not plan to do so in the years to come. Making best use of the remaining time and energy that demands to be used for “huge questions, I am still looking for new opportunities to engage myself in rewarding and useful activities: of research, thought, dialogue, and concrete work.

If you should whish to contact me for questions or discussion, you are welcome to do so in one way or other provided on the web-site.

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Last substantial revision: 4/2017.
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