Peter Fuchs (* May 17, 1949 in Dinkelsbühl) was Professor of General Sociology and of Sociology of Disability at the University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg from 1992 to 2007. wikipedia (de)
Following training and a professional career as a curative education nurse (1972 to 1984), Fuchs studied social sciences and sociology at the University of Bielefeld, the Technical University of Dortmund and the Open University in Hagen from 1986 to 1989. In 1991, he received his doctorate in sociology from the Justus Liebig University in Giessen with a thesis on Die Erreichbarkeit der Gesellschaft: zur Konstruktion und Imagination gesellschaftlicher Einheit (The Accessibility of Society: On the Construction and Imagination of Social Unity). His theoretical orientation is based on the sociological systems theory of Niklas Luhmann. Peter Fuchs lives in Bad Sassendorf and for a time ran an institute for general theory of meaning systems (iTAS).