Magnus Møller Ziegler


At such times half-hearted minds have opposite views to those of whole-minded generals. They believe that they can compensate losses by cutting the armed forces, by splitting them up, by a peace treaty with the real needs, whereas Themistocles, when Athens was threatened with destruction, tried to persuade the Athenians to abandon the city entirely and found a new Athens at sea, in another element.

— Karl Marx, Notebooks on Epicurean Philosophy, MECW 1, p. 492.


My name is Magnus Møller Ziegler, and I am a Danish academic and scholar working broadly within intellectual history, the history of philosophy, and the history of political thought. I hold a B.A. in philosophy (University of Copenhagen, 2013) and an M.A. in the history of philosophy (UCPH, 2016). Currently, I am finishing my Ph.D. at Aarhus University (I expect to hand in my dissertion primo October 2020) while working as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen.

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My primary field of research is the history of philosophy and political thought in nineteenth-century Germany. In particular, I am interested in Hegelianism and the political and intellectual reception of Hegel’s philosophy—especially Young Hegelianism—as well as Karl Marx. However, I am also more broadly interested in the intellectual and politicla debates of Vormärz Germany. More broadly still, I am also generally competent in the history of political thought, philosophy of science (especially the social sciences), the intellectual history of Marxism c. 1850-1970, and more.

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