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Aaron James Wendland

  • Aaron James Wendland has been at HSE University since 2016.

Aaron James Wendland completed his Doctorate in Philosophy at Somerville College, Oxford and he is currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Higher School of Economics. Aaron is the co-editor of Wittgenstein and Heidegger and Heidegger on Technology, and he is now editing The Cambridge Critical Guide to Being and Time. Aaron has written scholarly articles on Kant, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida, Danto, and Kuhn, and he has published several pieces of popular philosophy in The New York TimesThe New Statesman, Public Seminar, and Daily Nous. Aaron serves as an art critic for The Moscow Times. He is also the Philosophy Editor at The New Statesman and a Founding Director at the Center for Philosophy and Visual Arts.

Aaron's research interests include: Phenomenology, Existentialism, German Idealism, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Art, Ancient Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Ethics, and the literary works of Samuel Beckett.

Education and Degrees

  • 2013

    PhD in Philosophy
    University of Oxford

  • 2006

    MSc in Political Theory
    London School of Economics and Political Science

  • 2006

    MA in Philosophy
    University of Toronto

  • 2004

    BA in Politics and Philosophy
    University of Windsor

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Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Philosophy (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Business and Management; 1 year, 1, 2 module)Eng

Courses (2017/2018)

Plato’s Republic (Optional course (university); 3 module)Eng


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HSE Academic Is Reviving the Spirit of Socrates

HSE Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Aaron James Wendland, recently launched a popular philosophy column in a prominent British Magazine: The New Statesman. In this interview, we ask Aaron about his research interests, his experience at HSE, and the rationale behind his new column on popular philosophy.

Philosophy Colloquium

In this issue of The HSE Look, we would like to focus on three of the many seminar series which are held at HSE, and we are glad to present the interview with Ulrika Carlsson about the Philosophy Colloquium at HSE School of Philosophy in Moscow.