Prof. Dr. Dmitri Nikulin

Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York

Duration of stay:
August 2015 until January 2016

Research Project:
Critique of Bored Reason

In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst

Fellowship in cooperation with Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Dmitri Nikulin is Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York. His interests range from ancient philosophy and early modern science to philosophy of history and philosophy of memory.





Research Project:
This project is meant to provide a critique of some forms of modern radical philosophy by drawing its genealogy from Diogenes the Cynic to Nietzsche and contemporary thinkers like Rorty, Rancière and Agamben. It revolves around the topic of boredom as the mode of being of the contemporary monological and lonely subject who exists in isolation and thinks itself in constant repetition. Scandal, then, is an attempt to overcome the state of the exclusion of the other, which is expressed epistemologically in the idea of the modern scientific revolution, aesthetically in modernism, and politically and socially in the idea of political revolution. I intend to argue for an understanding of reason as communicative and comically scandalous, capable of providing real answers to real problems, rather than being a negative instrument of the destruction of tradition and establishing one’s autonomous self.

Selection of most important publications (books):
Matter, Imagination and Geometry (Ashgate, 2002), On Dialogue (Lexington, 2006), Dialectic and Dialogue (Stanford, 2010), Comedy, Seriously (Palgrave, 2014), Memory: A History (Oxford, 2015).

Vortrag, 7. Dezember 2015
Collective Memory and Collective Recollection
Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften der Goethe- Unviversität

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„Noch einmal: Zum Verhältnis von Moralität und Sittlichkeit" - Vortrag von Jürgen Habermas. Skript und Video zum Abruf verfügbar

Die Meldung zum Vortrag finden Sie hier...

Weitere Informationen (Vortragsskript und Video) zum Vortrag „Noch einmal: Zum Verhältnis von Moralität und Sittlichkeit" von Jürgen Habermas am 19. Juni 2019 an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main finden Sie hier...

"The History of Postmetaphysical Philosophy and the Future of Democracy" - Konferenz zu Ehren von Jürgen Habermas

Am 20. und 21. Juni fand am Exzellenzcluster "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen" die Konferenz "The History of Postmetaphysical Philosophy and the Future of Democracy" statt.
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Nächste Termine

22. bis 24. Juli 2019

Masterclass: Predicament of Economics: on the Intersection of Ethics, Political Philosophy and Economics. With Prof. Sanjay G. Reddy. Mehr...

23. Juli 2019, 14 Uhr

Fellow-Lecture: Prof. Sanjay G. Reddy: The Predicament of Economics (and the social sciences more generally). Mehr...


Neueste Medien

Noch einmal: Moralität und Sittlichkeit

Jürgen Habermas
Öffentlicher Vortrag an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Die andere Seite des Kinos: Chantal Akermans De l’autre côté

Martin Seel
Lecture and Film "Die Erfinderin der Formen. Das Kino von Chantal Akerman"

Neueste Volltexte

Kettemann, Matthias; Kleinwächter, Wolfgang; Senges, Max (2018):

The Time is Right for Europe to Take the Lead in Global Internet Governance. Normative Orders Working Paper 02/2018. Mehr...

Kettemann, Matthias (2019):

Die normative Ordnung der Cyber-Sicherheit: zum Potenzial von Cyber-Sicherheitsnormen. Normative Orders Working Paper 01/2019. Mehr...