Hans Heinz Holz

Hans Heinz Holz was born in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) in 1927 and died in  Sant’Abbondio (Switzerland) in 2011. From 1946 to 1951 he studied philosophy, psychology, art and literature at the universities of Frankfurt am Main and Mainz. He earned his doctorate at Leipzig together with Ernst Bloch. In 1952 he began to work as a journalist while at the same time carrying out research work on critics of theatre, art and culture. From 1962 to 1964 he led the nocturnal programs of ‘Hessicher Rundfunk’ in Frankfurt am Main. He was professor of the ‘Volkshochschule’ in Darmstadt from 1952 to 1956 and in Zürich from 1965 to 1970. He was invited professor at the Free University of Berlin in 1969. In 1971, he was named for the Philosophy Chair of the ‘Rijksuniversiteit Groningen’ (The Netherlands), where he was dean from 1987 to 1989. He retired from this University in 1997.

Invited specialists

By indication of Prof. Holz, the below mentioned were also invited to participate: Christoph Hubig (Univ. Stuttgart), Michael Weingarten (Univ. Marburg) and Jörg Zimmer (University of Girona).


Tuesday, June 5th, 11-13 h:
Prof. Michael WeingartenZur Theorie gesellschaftlicher Naturverhältnisse 

Wednesday, June 6th, 11-13 h:
Prof. Christoph HubigDie Rolle der Technik im dialektischen System Hegels 

Thursday, June 7th, 11-13 h:
Prof. Michael Weingarten: Bemerkungen zu den politisch-philosophischen Ausführungen von Holz 

Monday, June 11th, 10-11.30 and 12-13.30:
Prof. Jörg Zimmer: Discusion about Holz’s lesson 5 (Proyecto de un sistema universal de reflexión. La función clave de la metáfora de la reflexión. Importancia sistemática de Leibniz)

Tuesday, June 12th, 11-13 h:
Prof. Christoph Hubig: Das Kunstwerk als Potential und die Probleme des Werkbegriffs 

Friday, June 15th, 10-11.30 and 12-13.30 h:
Prof. Jörg Zimmer: Discusion about Holz’s lesson 8 (Arte como reflexión a través de los sentidos. Sistematización de una estética de las artes plásticas)



In 2008, Hans Heinz Holz’s lectures were published at Documenta Universitaria.


Press Releases

Click here  to see the press dossier collected on the occasion of Hans Heinz Holz’s lectures at the Ferrater Mora Chair.