Dr. Katherina Kinzel BA

Universitair docent
Geschiedenis van de filosofie

I work on the relation between transcendental philosophy and historicism.

In the past, I have focused on the neo-Kantian and hermeneutic traditions, inquiring into the transcendental conditions of historical knowledge and experience, and into questions about the historicity of a priori forms of cognition.

My current project traces the concept of “real abstraction” in the history of Western Marxism, early critical theory and value form theory. It explores the concept’s critical potential by studying how “real abstraction” features in critiques of epistemology, in the demystification of “reified” social categories, and in analyses of the nature of domination in capitalism.

I also have interests in narrative theory, scientific representation, and ecological breakdown.