TEUBER, Andreas W. May 5, 1942 - February 15, 2021 Harvard University, B.A. Harvard University, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy at Brandeis University for over 35 years, died peacefully at his home on February 15, 2021. He taught classes in political philosophy and aesthetics through the fall of 2020. The last weeks of his life were filled with phone conversations and FaceTime with family and friends, the kind of lively and wide ranging conversations for which he was known and loved. Andreas Teuber taught at Brandeis from 1985 - 2020 and served as the philosophy department's Chair from 2005-2011. His dedication to teaching and mentoring and the affection of his students in his popular classes made him a mainstay of the department. He was instrumental in developing the Brandeis Master of Arts in Philosophy program. In recent years, Dr. Teuber also taught a favorite class at Harvard University Summer School, Introduction to Philosophy. The syllabus was recognized as one of the "Ten Most Popular Philosophy Syllabi." He was a member and fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University. He published widely on topics in philosophy, politics and law in many publications including the London Review of Books, The New York Times and The Boston Globe. A man of diverse interests and parallel careers, Teuber had a brief career as an actor. When at Oxford University as an undergraduate, he was cast in the role of Mephistopheles in the Oxford University Drama Society production of Christopher Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus," opposite Richard Burton as Faustus and Elizabeth Taylor as Helen of Troy and he repeated his role in the Columbia Pictures movie version of Doctor Faustus. In 1967, he had small parts in a number of television series, among them, "I Spy," with Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, and "The Big Valley." He was the producer and sometimes the director for the new Poets' Theater in 1987 and was its Artistic Director well into the 1990's, working with poets such as Seamus Heaney, Joseph Brodsky, Derek Walcott, among many others. In 1992 he founded the Cambridge Theater Company, and served as its Artistic Director until 1998. The Theater Company produced its shows at the Hasty Pudding Theater in Harvard Square and gained a reputation as Boston's leading off-Broadway theater. In 1998, the Theater Company was a co-recipient of the Elliot Norton Award, Boston's highest Theater Honor for the Best Production of the Year. He is survived by his brother, Chris Teuber; cousin Barbara Liepe Eeckman and husband Frank Eeckman, their children, Annelise Eeckman and Andrew Eeckman; Kathy Liepe Levinson and her husband Martin Levinson; cousin Jennifer Liepe Borders and her husband Walter Borders, and children, Nathan and Benjamin; cousin Steve Liepe and his wife Deborah, and their sons, Brian and Chris; as well as friends, Dan Hull, Sunday Hull, and many others. His father was the noted Neuro-psychologist Hans Lukas Teuber and his mother the art historian Marianne Liepe Teuber. Andreas gave life to his students, colleagues, and friends. He was a teacher, and an exemplar, of the examined life. He left us with a request inspired by Mary Oliver's poetry: "Exalt Wonder…. Pay attention…Be Astonished…Tell about it." View the online memorial for Andreas W. TEUBER
Published by Boston Globe from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2021.