Magnus Møller Ziegler
Department of Political Science, Study Council
Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 København K
Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Political Science. MA in Philosophy (UCPH, 2016). Ph.D. Fellow at Aarhus University (2017-2020).
Primary fields of research
My research is in the history of political thought. My main interest is the intellectual discourse of the German Vormärz period (c. 1820-1848), mainly political Hegelianism and the cultural and socio-political reception of Hegel's philosophy more broadly, but also discussions about constitutionalism, press freedom, and the relationship between religion and politics. I also do research on Karl Marx, both as an integrated part of and as an outlier to the above.
Currently, I am finishing my PhD dissertation at Aarhus University, which is on Young Hegelian continuites in Karl Marx's mature magnum opus, Capital. I hope to hand in the dissertation in 2021, though the global pandemic has put a serious strain on my efforts.
Futher, I am also currently interested in:
- Symbolic topography in Young Hegelianism
- Karl Marx's relationship to K. F. Köppen
- The future as an analytical category in political Hegelianism
- Structural Topic Modeling and text-as-data methods in the history of political thought
- BA-project supervision
- Sociology 1 (BA)
- Marx for the 21st Century (elective)
- Philosophy of science and methodology (BA)
I can supervise projects broadly within political theory and methodology. I am especially interested in the following topics:
- The history of political thought
- Political philosophy
- Critical theory
- Philosophy of science
- Marx and Marxism
- Feminist philosophy and political theory