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) 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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