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Angelika Potempa

Dr. Angelika Potempa

Dr. Angelika Potempa
Associate Professor



Angelika Potempa received a Ph.D. in 1982 and 1990 from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and Humboldt University Berlin. Her fields of concentration are 19th/20th century German philosophy, ethics, and political theory. Since 1999, she has been working as a full-time faculty member at UTB. To the courses she has taught belong: Interdisciplinary Studies, European Politics, Classical and Modern Political Theory, Introductions to Ethics, Logic, Philosophy, and Continental Philosophy.

Various scholarly journals have published her works on issues, such as, the ethics concept of Erich Fromm, personal and cultural identity, political humor, and the concept of philosophy. She is one of the editors of The Study of Philosophy.

Her current research is concerned with moral limits and aesthetics.

She is the sponsor of the Philosophy Club at UTB.


Ph.D. from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
PH.D. from Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

CV/VITAE: Potempa Vitae

Classes Taught:

Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 1301
Introduction to Ethics PHIL 2306
Introduction to Logic/Critical Thinking PHIL 2303
Special Topics in Philosophy, 19th/20th Century Continental Phil PHIL 4301
Classical Political Theories GOVT 4372
Modern Political Theories GOVT 4373
European Politics GOVT 4370
Contemporary International Issues GOVT 4371
Major Political Theories and Ideologies GOVT 6388
Theories of Knowledge INDS 3301
Intro to Gender Theories GEND 2302

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Specialty: Philosophy/Ethics/Political Theory and Philosophy

Previous Experience:

Teaching positions at UWEC, Humboldt University Berlin, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg/Germany


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