Michael Weiss

Associate professor

Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science
Department of Educational Science
Campus Drammen ()

Responsibilities

  • Teaching and supervising in philosophy of science and research methodology
  • Teaching and supervising in primary school teacher education
  • Teaching and supervising in international teacher education at Campus Drammen

Competences

  • Philosophical practice
  • Dialogue methods
  • Experiential learning
  • Self-formation (paideia)
  • Practical wisdom (phronesis)
  • Philosophical mindfulness
  • Philosophy of science
  • Ethics
  • Adult education

CV

Education

  • 2016 – 2018: Diploma & certificate “Adult Educator” (120 ECTS; main focus: teaching, training, group facilitation), Austrian Academy for Continuing Education
  • 2011 – 2013: Post-graduate program “Dialogical & Philosophical Practice” (30 ECTS, main focus: existential and ethical dialogues), Norwegian Society for Philosophical Practice in cooperation with Buskerud University College
  • 2004 – 2007: Doctorate in philosophy (Dr. phil.; main focus: philosophy of science; graduated with honors), University of Vienna
  • 1997 – 2004: Master program in philosophy (Mag. phil.; main focus: philosophy, sociology, political science), University of Vienna
  • 1991 – 1996: General Qualification for University Entrance, College for Cultural Management Steyr

Work experience

  • 2007 – 2018: Self-employed philosophical practitioner, working in different educational contexts.
  • 2013 – 2018: Teaching position at Folkehøyskolene/Norway: Teach-the-teachers program on Socratic dialogue and philosophical practice
  • 2015 – 2018: Head of training and further Education at Trilogos – Institute for Personality Development, Zürich/Switzerland.
  • 2007 – 2015: University teaching position at the University of Education of Lower Austria: Teach-the-teachers program on applied ethics and practical philosophy
  • 2008 – 2012: University teaching position at the University of Education of Upper Austria: Teach-the-teachers program on applied ethics and practical philosophy

 

Publications

Books

  • Ohrem, S. & Weiss, M. N. (2019): Myndig medborgerskap. Dialog og danning i folkehøyskolen. Oslo: Folkehøgskole forbundet.
  • Weiss, M.N (ed.) (2015): The Socratic Handbook. Dialogue Methods for Philosophical Practice. Vienna: LIT Publishing.
  • Vykoukal, E. & Weiss, M. N. (eds.) (2014): Weltethos und das Unbewusste. Vienna: LIT Publishing.
  • Gaustad, H. & Michael, M. N. (eds.) (2014): NSFPs Årbok 2013 – En samling tekster om filosofisk praksis. Grin Publishing. Munich.
  • Riether, E. & Weiss, M. N. (eds.) (2012): Tier – Mensch – Ethik. Vienna: LIT Publishing.
  • Weiss, M. N.; Roethlisberger, L.; Weiss, Ch. & Bliemel, K. (2011): IQ+EQ+SQ=PsyQ – the integrally emerging intelligence. Munich: Grin Publishing.
  • Weiss, M. N. (ed.) (2011): Weltethos und Bildung. User-Generated-Ethics. Vienna: LIT Publishing.
  • Weiss, M. N. (author) & Roethlisberger, Linda (ed.) (2010): Die Entdeckung des PsyQ. Unser inneres Ordnungssystem erkennen und nutzen. Petersberg: Via Nova Verlag.
  • Weiss, M. (2008): Wir können nicht nicht glauben. Menschliche Überzeugungskraft als Realitätsbewirkender Faktor. Spiritualität im konstruktivistischen Denken. Munich: Grin Publishing.
  • Weiss, M. (2004): Kann Spiritualität wissenschaftlich sein? Selbst-Erkenntnis als Schnittstelle von Konstruktivem Realismus und TRILOGISCHER MEDIALITÄT. Hamburg: Dr. Kovac-Verlag.

Articles

  • Weiss, M. N. (2018, peer-reviewed): Phronesis – The Backbone of Philosophical Practice? In: Staude, D. & Ruschmann, E. (eds.): Understanding the Other and Oneself. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar Publishing.
  • Weiss, M. N. (2017, peer-reviewed): With Life as Curriculum. On the relevance of Philosophical Practice in Norwegian Folk High Schools. In: Journal of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. Vol. 12, Nr. 3 Electronic ISSN: 1742-8181.
  • Weiss, M. N. (2017, peer-reviewed): Learning Practical Wisdom? A Guided Imagery for Philosophical Practice on Self-knowledge. In: Amir, Lydia (ed.): New Frontiers in Philosophical Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Weiss, M. N. (2017, peer-reviewed): ‚Wise up!’ – Philosophical Practice as Lifelong Learning? In: Journal Lessico di Etica Pubblica. Electronic ISSN: 2039-2206.
  • Weiss, M. N. (2017, peer-reviewed): How to implement core values? Promoting practical wisdom in business entities by means of the Socratic method. In: P4B – Philosophy for Business Journal, Nr. 83. Electronic ISSN: 2043-0736.
  • Weiss, M. N. (2017, peer-reviewed): Philosophical Mindfulness. An Essay about the Art of Philosophizing. In: HASER International Journal of Philosophical Practice. Vol. 8. ISSN: 2386-4761.
  • Weiss, M. N. (2016, peer-reviewed): È l’intenzione che conta, ovvero: la pratica filosofica come ricerca sapienziale partecipativa In: Zamarchi, Elisabetta, Nave, Luca & Marinelli, Giancarlo (eds.): La pratica filosofica: una questione di dialogo. Teorie, progetti ed esperienze. Turin: Carta e Penna.
  • Weiss, M. N. & Ohrem, S. (2016, peer-reviewed): Philosophical Practice as Action Research. The Socratic Method at Norwegian Folk High Schools. In: HASER International Journal of Philosophical Practice. Vol. 7. ISSN: 2386-4761.
  • Weiss, M. N. (2015, peer-reviewed): Ethical Guidelines for Philosophical Dialoguing? From a Global Ethic Towards a Professional Ethics for Philosophical Practice. In: Journal of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. Vol. 10, Nr. 3.
  • Weiss, M. N. (2014, peer-reviewed): Diamonion – Guided Imagery as a Tool for Philosophical Practice. In: Journal of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. Vol. 9, Nr. 2. Electronic ISSN: 1742-8181.
  • Weiss, M. N. (2014): A Global Ethic and Philosophical Practice – Towards a Professional Ethics for Philosophical Practitioners. In: Gaustad, Haakon & Michael Noah Weiss (Ed.) (2014): NSFPs Årbok 2013 – En samling tekster om filosofisk praksis. Munich: Grin Publishing.  
  • Weiss, M., Roethlisberger, L. & Weiss, Ch. (2014): Weltethos in der Persönlichkeits- u. Bewusstseinsschulung. Globale ethische Standards bei der Trilogos-PsyQ-Methode. In: Weltethos und das Unbewusste. Vienna: LIT Publishing.
  • Weiss, M. N. (2013): Oppdagelsen av verdens verdier. In: Dialog er svaret på alt. Oslo: Frekk Forlag.
  • Weiss, M. N. (2012): Über das Weltethos in der Mensch-Tier-Beziehung aus philosophischer Sicht. In: Riether, Edtith & Weiss, Michael Noah (Ed.): Tier – Mensch - Ethik. Vienna: LIT Publishing.
  • Weiss, M., Roethlisberger, L., Weiss, Ch. & Bliemel, K. (2011): IQ+EQ+SQ=PsyQ – das menschliche Potenzial entdecken. In: Weiss, Michael (Ed.) (2011): User-Generated-Ethics. Weltethos und Bildung. Vienna: LIT Publishing.
  • Weiss, M. (2010): User-Generated-Ethics. Reflexionen zur Ethik als Wissenschaft in einer vorsorgenden Gesellschaft. In: Heller, Andreas & Krobath, Thomas (Ed.) (2010): Ethik organisieren. Handbuch der Organisationsethik. Freiburg: Lambertus Verlag.
  • Weiss, M. (2006): Philosophische Supervision. Strangification als Methode inhaltlicher Selbstreflexion in interdisziplinären Gruppen. Ein Experiment. In: Greiner, Kurt; Wallner, Friedrich G. & Gostentschnig, Martin (Ed.) (2006): Verfremdung – Strangification. Multidisziplinäre Beispiele der Anwendung und Fruchtbarkeit einer epistemologischen Methode. Vienna: Verlag Peter Lang.
  • Weiss, M. (2006): Wissenschaft und Kreativität. In: Roethlisberger, Linda (2006): Die TRILOGOS-PsyQ-Methode. Mit vernetzten Symbolen zur Selbsterkenntnis. Frankfurt a. M.: Verlag Peter Lang.
  • Weiss, Michael & Roethlisberger, Linda (2005): Medusa’s Mirror Strangified. In: Jandl, Martin J. & Greiner, Kurt (Ed.): Science, Medicine and Culture. A Festschrift for Fritz G. Wallner. Frankfurt a. M.: Peter Lang Verlag.
  • Wallner, Friedrich (Author) & Weiss, Michael (Ed.) (2005): Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science. Contradiction or Cooperation. In: Nel, Phillipe J. (2005): INDILINGA. African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Volume 4, Number 1. Pinetown, South Africa: Cogito Publishing Consultants.