Martin Klüners


From 2000 till 2007 I studied Medieval History, German Literature and Italian aug.02.hat Humboldt University, Berlin. My Magister thesis was about Otto of Freising and Joachim of Fiore, more precisely about their special views on the Roman Empire as an eschatological subject. For my PhD project (at Ruhr University Bochum) I changed the epoch and examined the boundary lines between the philosophy of history and psychoanalysis (which is also the German title of my book that was published in 2013, see bibliography). At the moment I envisage a PostDoc project about the possibility of an intercultural philosophy of history. I would be grateful for an intellectual exchange especially with researchers from outside Germany – as in Germany the professional prospects for someone who has focused primarily on questions concerning the theory of history are not promising.



anthropology; historical sociology; historiography; psychoanalysis; hermeneutics

Selected publications

  • Die Krankengeschichte als ,Novelle’ – Die Entstehung der Psychoanalyse im Lichte der erzähltheoretisch inspirierten Geschichtsphilosophie. In: Knoll, Christina/ Reinwand, Vanessa-Isabelle (ed.): Forschung trifft Literatur. Aktuelle Forschungsthemen im Spiegel literarischer Werke. Oberhausen 2011, pp. 85-101.
  • Geschichtsphilosophie und Psychoanalyse. With a preface by Jürgen Straub. Göttingen 2013. (PhD thesis)
  • Die Dialektik von Natur und Geschichte. Einige psychoanalytische Antworten auf klassische Fragen der Geschichtsphilosophie. Summer issue 2014 of Psychosozial.
  • Freud as a philosopher of history. Summer issue 2014 of The Journal of Psychohistory, New York.
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