Moritz Gansen | Associate Postgraduate

Critical Thinking in the Plural. Conceptual Approaches in Research in the Social Sciences
Centre Marc Bloch, Friedrichstraße 191, D-10117 Berlin
Email: moritz.gansen  ( at ) Tel: +49(0) 30 / 20 93 70700

Home Institution : Institut für Philosophie, Technische Universität Darmstadt | Position : PhD student | Disciplines : Philosophy |


MA Philosophy, Free University of Berlin

MA Critical and Creative Analysis, Goldsmiths, University of London

BA English and American Studies, Philosophy, University of Freiburg

Title of thesis

Receptions and Transformations of Pragmatism in French Philosophy

Institution of thesis

Technische Universität Darmstadt


Prof. Dr. Petra Gehring

Receptions and Transformations of Pragmatism in French Philosophy

The project investigates different strands of the reception and transformation of North American pragmatism in French philosophy, from the earliest translations towards the end of the 19th century all the way to Gilles Deleuze's strange pragmatism a century later.


“‘To make us think, in French, things which were very new.’ Jean Wahl and American Philosophy”, in: Pragmatism and Social Philosophy. American Contributions to a European Discipline, hrsg. von Michael Festl, Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge, forthcoming.

“Vom Nutzen und Nachteil der Philosophiegeschichte für die Philosophie” (with Corinne Kaszner), in: Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Philosophie 42 (2018), pp. 2-5.

“‘Everywhere There Are Sad Passions.’ Gilles Deleuze and the Unhappy Consciousness”, in: Deleuze and the Passions, ed. by Sjoerd van Tuinen and Ceciel Meiborg, New York: Punctum Books, 2016, pp. 21-40.