Magnus Møller Ziegler

PhD Student, PhD Fellow

Magnus Møller Ziegler

Research areas


I work with German philosophy in the 19th century and more specifically the reception of Hegel, especially the Young Hegelians, but also the political and institutional reception of Hegel in a socio-economic and political context. My PhD centres on Young Hegelianism and Karl Marx and on tracing Young Hegelian continuities in the mature thought of Marx, specifically in Capital vol. 1.

My supervisor is Andreas Beck Holm, and my co-supervisors are Anders Moe Rasmussen and Michael Kuur Sørensen.

Areas of specialisation

G. W. F. Hegel, Hegelianism, and the contemporary reception of Hegel; German Idealism; Karl Marx; Friedrich Engels; the intellectual history of Marxism, circa 1850-1970.

Other areas of competence/interest

Philosophy of science, especially the social sciences; philosophy of history and history of philosophy; German 19th century philosophy in general; the Frankfurt School (1st generation) and Critical Theory; ancient philosophy, mainly Aristotle; "classical" political philosophy (from Plato to Marx); the institutionalisation of systems of thought; digital humanities and text-as-data methods for political theory and philosophy research.

Other activities
  • Member of the editorial board for the Danish journal for the history of ideas Slagmark, where I have recently co-edited vol. 77, "Karl Marx" (June 2018).
  • Member of the executive board of the Society for Marxist Studies, a Danish academic society which aims to further research about and inspired by Marx and Marxism in Denmark, and which also organises the yearly academic conference Marx Nu! ("Marx Now!").
  • Member of the Danish Philosophical Society.

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