Zygmunt Bauman

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Zygmunt Bauman
Born(1925-11-19)November 19, 1925
Died9 January 2017(2017-01-09) (aged 91)
Alma materUniversity of Warsaw
London School of Economics
Era20th / 21st-century philosophy
RegionWestern Philosophy
SchoolContinental philosophy · Western Marxism
Main interests
Ethics · Political philosophy · Sociology · Postmodernity · Postmodern art
Notable ideas
Modernity's struggle with ambiguity, resulting in the Holocaust · postmodern ethics · critique of "liquid" modernity

Zygmunt Bauman (19 November 1925 – 9 January 2017[1]) was a Polish-British sociologist and philosopher. He had been living in England since 1971.

Life[change | change source]

Bauman was born to a Jewish family in Poland.

After World War II, he rose in the ranks of Poland's military and by the early 1950s he had become one of the youngest majors in the Polish army, but was driven out of Poland by a political purge in 1953 engineered by the Communist government of the Polish People's Republic.

He was the Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Leeds. Bauman was one of the world's most eminent social theorists writing on issues as diverse as modernity and the Holocaust, postmodern consumerism and liquid modernity.[2]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Polish-Born Sociologist Zygmunt Bauman Dies in UK at Age 91 - NYTimes.com". Archived from the original on 2017-01-10. Retrieved 2021-01-01.
  2. Bauman, Z. (2000). Liquid modernity. Cambridge: Polity. ISBN 074562409X. OCLC 749152148.