Currently alive, at 89 years of age.
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1929 – Jurgen Habermas, born on the 18th of June in Düsseldorf, W Germany. He is a German philosopher and sociologist in the tradition of critical theory and American pragmatism.
1962 – 1964 – He studied at Göttingen and Bonn universities, taught at Heidelberg and Frankfurt.
1971 – Became director of the Max Planck Institute.
1968 – 1982 – His books include Erkenntnis und Interesse (Knowledge and Human Interests) and Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns (Theory of Communicative Action).
1986 – He received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, which is the highest honour awarded in German research.
– He is also a Permanent Visiting Professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
1988 – He was elected as a member of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
2005 – He received the Holberg International Memorial Prize (about € 520 000).