Fred Dallmayr

Fred Dallmayr

Title: Packey J. Dee Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Notre Dame
Location: South Bend, Indiana, United States

Fred Dallmayr, Packey J. Dee Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in philosophy and political education.

Dr. Dallmayr grew up during WWII in Germany. Having witnessed extreme injustice, violence, and cruelty at a young age, he knew that he wanted to dedicate his life to a field of study that would promote understanding and peace. He earned a JD from the University of Munich in 1955 and adjusted his focus to philosophy, earning a Master of Arts from South Illinois University in 1956 and a PhD in political science from Duke University in 1960 with the goal of teaching the meaning and philosophy within politics. He remains inspired by Plato and Aristotle whose works have shown him that politics is not only about power.

Upon graduating, Dr. Dallmayr worked as an instructor at Duke University in 1961 before taking his talents to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a political science instructor and assistant professor from 1961 to 1963. He served at Purdue University as an assistant professor from 1963 to 1965 and as an associate professor from 1965 to 1968. Dr. Dallmayr also worked at the NDEA Civics Institute at Purdue before becoming a full professor at the same university in 1968.

Furthermore, Dr. Dallmayr taught at the University of Georgia from 1971 to 1973, and as professor and head of the department of political science at Purdue University from 1973 to 1978.  Since 1978, he has been the Packey J. Dee Professor in political science and philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. At various times he has served as a visiting professor at the University of Hamburg in Germany, especially in 1969, 1971-1972, l976 and 1986. As the recipient of a Research Grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities, he was a research fellow at Nuffield College in Oxford in 1978. In 1988, he served as Werner Marx Visiting Professor in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York.  As the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, he spent the year of 1991 to 1992 in India at the M.S. University in Baroda.

Dr. Dallmayr believes that all actions should be done in order to promote the goodness of life, both physically and spiritually. His areas of expertise are in contemporary, political and comparative philosophy, and he strongly believes in the Socrates method of questioning others and oneself to investigate the argument that is being presented. His published works include “Dialogue among Civilizations” (2002), “Peace Talks” (2004), “In Search of the Good Life” (2007), “Being in the World: Dialogue and Cosmopolis” (2013), “Democracy to Come” (2017), “Post-Liberalism” (2019), and he is now working on a new book called “Horizons of Difference.”

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