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Magnus Ziegler

Magnus Ziegler

Department Visiting Student
13 January 2019 until 09 March 2019
Office Address:
Department of Politics and Internatinal Relations, Manor Road, Oxford. OX1 3UQ

Magnus Møller Ziegler (b. 1989) is a Ph.D. Fellow in Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and the History of Ideas, Aarhus University, Denmark. He is a native of Copenhagen and holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen with electives in History and Comparative Literature (2013) and an M.A. in the History of Philosophy, also from UCPH (2016).

Magnus’s main area of research is 19th century German philosophy, especially Karl Marx and Marxism, Hegelianism, and the contemporaneous reception of G. W. F. Hegel’s philosophy, both philosophically and socio-politically. His doctoral research focuses on the so-called ‘Young Hegelians’ and attempts the argument that Marx remained in some essential sense a Young Hegelian for the entirety of his life. Specifically, his dissertation will be an attempt to trace core philosophical problems and concepts from the Young Hegelians in Marx’s Capital, volume 1. For this purpose, Magnus is visiting the DPIR for Hilary term 2019 mainly in order to work with Associate Professor David Leopold, but hopefully also to engage with the broader research environment at the DPIR and in Oxford, especially on political theory. During his stay, Magnus will also have association with Mansfield College.

Magnus’s other research interests include: German Idealism; philosophy of science, especially the social sciences; philosophy of history; the Frankfurt School; ancient philosophy, mainly Aristotle; classical political philosophy; the institutionalisation of systems of thought; digital humanities and text-as-data methods for political theory. He recently co-edited a volume of the Danish intellectual history journal Slagmark on Marx (vol. 77, June 2018), has published articles and translations on Marx, and most recently presented at the 2018 Historical Materialism conference at SOAS. Magnus is a member of the Danish Philosophical Society and on the executive committee of the Danish Society for Marxist Studies ( which organises the annual conference Marx Now! on contemporary Danish Marx scholarship and critical research.