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Prof. Dr. Gesche Linde

KHK Visiting Research Fellow 2010

KHK Visiting Research Fellow 2010, Privatdozentin, Institut für Theologie und Sozialethik, Evangelische Theologie, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Deutschland

In 2005 Gesche Linde was appointed Adjunct Professor (“Privatdozentin”) of Systematic Theology and Philosophy of Religion at Goethe University’s Protestant Theology Department. She had been a Research Associate at the same department since 1999 and was appointed Substitute Professor from 2006-2008. In addition she was, until 2010, vice director of the Institute for the Philosophy of Religion at Goethe University. Gesche Linde received a one-year DAAD scholarship for research at the Peirce Edition Project, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, in 1995 and was awarded the “Luther-Stipendium” by the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau in 1994.

Gesche Linde has specialized on pragmatism and semiotics of religion, with a focus on classical American pragmatism (James, Peirce) and the semiotics of antiquity, scholasticism, and Peirce. Her general research agenda is directed at the design of an integrated theory of action and language as a cornerstone for theory of religion. Her KHK project with the title “Structure and Interpretation: A Semiotic Analysis of Language and Action as a Foundation for a Theory of Religion.” will serve this goal by expanding Peirce’s semiotics to action theory.


KHK Fellowship

Duration: April 2010 – March 2011
Project: Structure and Interpretation: A Semiotic Approach to Language and Action as a Foundation for a Theory of Religion