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Mathijs Peters

Matjis Peters
Dr. Mathijs Peters
Areas of interest: Critical Theory, Frankfurter Schule, German idealism, Social and political philosophy, negative dialectics, phenomenology, the connections between popular culture and philosophy.

Stay(s) with the Research Group


Research focus, presentations and publications during stay

At the Postwachstumskolleg, Mathijs Peters will be looking at Prof. Hartmut Rosa's analyses of 'acceleration' and 'resonance' from a philosophical point of view. He will especially focus on the normative basis of these complex terms and argue why they can or cannot be linked to ideas about autonomy, reification, alienation and recognition.

Selected Publications

''The Twitching of the Hand' - Adorno's Analysis of Freedom, Social Determinism and Action in the Context of Kant, Schopenhauer and Merleau-Ponty.' [under review]

'A Giant Gutter in outer Space: On the Schopenhauerian Themes in HBO's television series True Detective' [under review]

'Three Models of Critique: a Study of the First Three Albums of the Welsh Alternative Band Manic Street Preachers.' [under review]

Schopenhauer and Adorno on Bodily Suffering: A Comparative Analysis. Palgrave-Macmillan. [forthcoming -]

'Will and Flesh: Schopenhauer and Merleau-Ponty on Corporeality.' 94th Schopenhauer-Jahrbuch, Mainz, 2013. []

'The Zone of the Carcass and the Knacker' - On Adorno's Concern with the Suffering Body. European Journal of Philosophy, 25 aug. 2013 []

'Verlichting en kritiek; Paul Cliteur en Herman Philipse en de Illusie van het absoluut Gelijk' in Filosofie en Praktijk, 2008, 3.