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Kirill Chepurin

  • Kirill Chepurin has been at HSE since 2011.

Education and Degrees

  • 2011

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in History of Philosophy
    Higher School of Economics
    Thesis Title: The Role of Anthropology in Hegel"s Philosophy of Mind

  • 2007

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley, Department of German, January-June 2017

Visiting Scholar, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, 2015-2016

Awards and Accomplishments

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Lecturers" (2012-2013)

Courses (2017/2018)

Courses (2015/2016)

Courses (2014/2015)

Courses (2013/2014)

Courses (2012/2013)

Courses (2011/2012)

Courses (2010/2011)


Selected Talks

  • (invited) "From Pantheism to Socialism: The Dangers of Hegelianism in 19th-century France," French Idealism in the Nineteenth Century: Perspectives on the Reception of Hegel and Schelling, University of Liverpool, December 15, 2016.
  • "System after Irony: The Standpoint of Philosophy's Completion in Schlegel and Hegel," God, Nature and Politics in German Idealism and Romanticism Workshop (organized by Kirill Chepurin and Daniel Whistler, HU Berlin, December 2, 2016.
  • “Nowhere To Begin: Kant, Utopian Immanence, and the Origin of German Idealism,” German Idealism and the Future of Political Theology, HU Berlin, April 15-17, 2016
  •  (invited) “Utopia and Immanence in Kant and German Idealism,” University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, November 25, 2015
  • “Utopia in Excess: Political Theology as Critique in Kant and Fichte,” Political Theology: The Liberation of the Postsecular, Liverpool, UK, July 10-12, 2015
  • “The Ideal, the Real, and the Material: The (Non-)Human in the Spinozastreit and Beyond,”Workshop on Transcendental Materialism, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, USA, April 24-25, 2015
  • “Nature’s Resistance to Spirit – Spirit’s Resistance to Nature: Revolution and Utopia in Hegel’s Encyclopedia,” Hegel and Resistance, University College Dublin, June 27-28, 2014
  • “Nature and Revolution: Situating Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature,” Pittsburgh Summer Symposium in Contemporary Philosophy: Schelling and Naturphilosophie, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA, USA, August 3-9, 2013
  • “Intensity, Individuality, and Blindness: Hegel’s Singular Absolute”, Thinking the Absolute: Speculation, Philosophy and the End of Religion, Liverpool, UK, June 29-July 1, 2012
  • “The Future of God in Continental Philosophy of Religion: A Hegelian Perspective,” The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion, Syracuse University, USA, April 7-9, 2011
  • “God’s Forenoon: A Hegelian Reading of Meillassoux’s ‘Spectral Dilemma’”, 15th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture, University of Oxford, UK, September 23-26, 2010
  • “Hegel and Meillassoux on the Coming of God to the Secular City,” Religion and Modernity in a Secular City, Katholische Akademie in Berlin, September 16-18, 2010
  • “Hegel on the Soul’s Intensity and Fate”, The Spirit of German Idealism Workshop, Siemens Stiftung, Munich, Germany, May 28, 2010


  • Translation of 5 articles from English into Russian for the special issue of Logos: A Russian Journal in Philosophy and the Humanities: “New Life of German Idealism,” guest-edited by Kirill Chepurin, 2016.
  • Translation of Hegel’s Vorlesungen über die Philosophie des Geisets 1827/28 (Felix Meiner Verlag, 1994) into Russian (Moscow: Delo, 2014).
  • Partial co-translation of Walter Benjamin’s Einbahnstrasse into Russian. (Collaborative translation project.) Ad Marginem Publishing, 2012.

Teaching Experience

Undegraduate-level courses taught: Introduction to Philosophy; History of Ancient Philosophy; History of Modern Philosophy; Philosophy of Science.

Graduate-level courses and seminars taught: Philosophy of History from Augustine to the Present; Hegel’s Philosophy of Spirit; Anthropology and Theology in German Idealism; Vico and Herder.

International Organizational Experience

  • Co-organizer (with Alex Dubilet) and Projektleiter for the international conference “German Idealism and the Future of Political Theology,” Humboldt University of Berlin, April 15-17, 2016, with the support of Andreas Arndt and Rolf Schieder. Funded by HU Berlin’s Das KOSMOS Programm / Excellence Initiative. With talks by Andreas Arndt, Agata Bielik-Robson, Omri Boehm, Rebecca Comay, Frank Ruda, Daniel Weidner et al.
  • Co-organizer (with Daniel Whistler) and Projektleiter for the international workshop "God, Nature and Politics in German Idealism and Romanticism," Humboldt University of Berlin, December 2, 2016. Funded by HU Berlin’s Das KOSMOS Programm / Excellence Initiative.


“New Life of German Idealism.” Special issue of Logos: A Journal in Philosophy and the Humanities, one of Russia’s leading philosophy journals. With papers by Michael O’Neill Burns, Kirill Chepurin, Alex Dubilet, Adrian Johnston, Frank Ruda, Oxana Timofeeva, and Daniel Whistler. Published in Russian in July 2016; forthcoming in English in late 2016.

Selected Awards and Funding

  • Funding (main applicant) from HU Berlin’s KOSMOS Program / Excellence Initiative for the international workshop God, Nature and Politics in German Idealism and Romanticism, Fall 2016. Co-organized with Daniel Whistler (Liverpool).
  • Funding (main applicant) from HU Berlin’s KOSMOS Program / Excellence Initiative for the international conference German Idealism and the Future of Political Theology, Spring 2016. Co-applied and co-organized with Alex Dubilet (Vanderbilt).
  • Individual Research Grant (Project Title: Geist and Contingency: Hegel and Contemporary Continental Philosophy), Higher School of Economics, 2012-2013.
  • Best Lecturer Award, Deparment of Philosophy, Higher School of Economics, 2012.
  • Numerous travel grants and scholarships for attending conferences in Germany, the UK, and the US, various funding bodies, 2011-2016.

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