Thimo Heisenberg

Title | Organization: 
Job Candidate | Ph.D. program in Philosophy
Student Year: 
6th Year Ph.D. Student (Dissertation Phase)

2018-2019 Core Preceptor: Contemporary Civilization

I’m a PhD candidate in the Philosophy Department at Columbia University. My research and teaching focus on the history of German Philosophy, Social Philosophy and Political Economy. 

At the moment, I have two main research projects. The first reconstructs a new model of social critique from Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, the second explores the often neglected debate about the market economy in German philosophy 1800-1848 – and draws from it lessons for the present.

My work has appeared or is scheduled to appear in the European Journal of Philosophy, the Philosophisches Jahrbuch, in two anthologies on Schelling and in the Cambridge Kant Lexicon. In my teaching at Columbia and Munich, I have served as the main Instructor for courses in the History of Philosophy and in Ethics, for undergraduate seminars in German Philosophy as well as for a specialized graduate research seminar. My research projects have been supported by a Fulbright Scholarship, as well as by Fellowships from Columbia University, the German National Academic Foundation and the Max Weber Program. 

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Areas of Specialization: 

German Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Political Economy

Areas of Competence: 

(Meta-)Ethics, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of History, Aesthetic Theory