I am 29 years old and from Copenhagen, Denmark. Currently, I am employed as a Ph.D. Fellow in the Department of Philosophy and the History of Ideas, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University (Denmark). I work with German philosophy in the 19th century and more specifically the reception of Hegel, especially the Young Hegelians, but also the political and institutional reception of Hegel in a socio-economic and political context.

Areas of specialisation

G. W. F. Hegel, Hegelianism, and the contemporary reception of Hegel; German Idealism; Karl Marx; Friedrich Engels; the intellectual history of Marxism, circa 1850-1970.

Areas of competence/interest

Philosophy of science, especially the social sciences; philosophy of history and history of philosophy; German 19th century philosophy in general; the Frankfurt School (1st generation) and Critical Theory; ancient philosophy, mainly Aristotle; “classical” political philosophy (from Plato to Marx); the institutionalisation of systems of thought; digital humanities and text-as-data methods for political theory and philosophy research.


  • M.A., History of Philosophy, University of Copenhagen (2016)

  • B.A., Philosophy, University of Copenhagen (2013)



  • Dias, Tobias & Magnus Møller Ziegler. “Karl Marx: Redaktionelt forord”. Slagmark 77, 7-20

  • Dias, Tobias & Magnus Møller Ziegler. “Marx i Amerika: Et interview med professor Andrew Hartman”. Slagmark 77, 133-148

  • Marx, Karl & Arnold Ruge. “To breve (1843)”. Translated by Magnus Møller Ziegler. Slagmark 77, 97-102

  • Ziegler, Magnus Møller. “To breve af Arnold Ruge og Karl Marx”. Slagmark 77, 87-96

  • Ziegler, Magnus Møller. “Rücksichtslose Kritik alles Bestehenden”. junge Welt, May 5 2018

  • Ziegler, Magnus Møller. “Marx 200. Marx in Context: The Beginnings fo a Critical Theory”. Morning Star, May 4 2018

  • Ziegler, Magnus Møller. “Marx 200 år. Træk af en ung Karl Marx”. Dagbladet Arbejderen, May 4 2018


  • Dias, Tobias & Magnus Møller Ziegler. “Marx in the United States. An Interview”. U.S. Intellectual History Blog, October 4 2017

  • Ziegler, Magnus Møller. “Kapitalen. Verdens vigtigste værk”. Dagbladet Arbejderen, September 14 2017


  • Ziegler, Magnus Møller. “Post hoc! Valget er fyldt med logiske fejlslutninger”. Kommunikationsforum, June 11 2015


  • Ziegler, Magnus Møller. “Roskilde Festival: Das größte Festival Nordeuropas als reaktionäres Massenphänomen”. Melodie & Rythmus (No. 5), September-October 2014


My Ph.D. project is about the relationship between Young Hegelianism and Karl Marx’s mature work, specifically Capital vol. 1. My main argument is, that our conception of what ‘Young Hegelianism’ means is flawed and empty, and that arguments about Marx’s supposed ‘break’ with the Young Hegelians therefore have to re-investigated. If we instead provide an actual working definition of what charaterises Young Hegelianism, I argue that we will also realise that Marx’s mature work is actually Young Hegelianism in top-gear – Capital especially so.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

  • Historical Materialism Annual Conference 2018, SOAS, London


  • Editorial Board, Slagmark (2017-)

  • Executive Committee, Selskab for Marxistiske Studier (2016-)

  • Danish Philosophical Society, (2016-)

Magnus Møller Ziegler

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