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 ultimo 2020 or primo 2021) while working as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, where I teach philosophy of science and sociology 101 in undergrad, supervise BA projects, and offer my own graduate courses.

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My research interests lay at the intersect between the history of philosophy and intellectual history, especially the history of political thought. My main interest is the intellectual discourse of the German Vormärz period (c. 1820-1848). I am mainly interested in political Hegelianism, but also the formation and development of the Hegelian school in general and the wider cultural and socio-political reception of Hegel's philosophy. However, the Vormärz period also includes formative debates about constitutionalism, freedom of the press, and the relationship between religion, the state, and politics. Finally, I am also interested in Karl Marx as both an integral part of and an outlier in these debates.

More broadly still, I am also interested in the history of philosophy and political thought in general, philosophy of science (especially the social sciences), the intellectual history of Marxism, and more.

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