Mgr. Michael Hauser, Ph.D. (*1972) studied philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. He is a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy since 1998, and he is a lecturer in philosophy at the Faculty of Education of the Charles University since 2003. From 2006 to 2009, he was a principal investigator in the junior grant project of the Grant Agency of Czech Republic "Negative humanism". He is a founder of the citizen’s association SOK, which develops critical social thinking in an interdisciplinary context. He publishes in several magazines: Salon – literary supplement of Právo newspaper, Literární noviny, A2, Host, Deník Referendum, Alarm. He has translated Slavoj Žižek’s The Tieklish Subject. The Absent Centre of Political Ontology, or, together with M. Váňová, Adorno’s Dialektik der Aufklärung, and several other texts.
Besides his research and university activities, he is also active in popularising philosophy. He lectures for wide public in Czech Republic, Slovakia, or Poland, and takes part in massmedia discussions.

He is an author of the following monographies: Adorno: moderna a negativitaProlegomena k filosofii současnosti, Humanismus nestačí. Rozhovor se Slavojem Žižkem nebo Cesty z postmodernismu. Filosofická reflexe doby přechodu.
He is also a principal investigator of the grant project awarded by the Grant Agency of CR “Unity and Multiplicity in Contemporary Thought”, whose goal is to reflect on unity and variety emerging in theory after the end of postmodernity, and to interpret the interwinment of post- and pre- modernist motives in the theology of radical orthodoxy (John Milbank). The project is conducted in cooperation with Jakub Ort and Joe Feinberg.

In 2014, Micheal Hauser was nominated by the Institute of Philosophy and elected by the Czech Parliament a member of The Czech Television Counsil.


Research interests:

Critical theory, Adorno, western marxism (Althusser, Lukács), postmarxism (Žižek, Badiou, Jameson), czech ciritical thinking


Selected publications:

Kanda R. a kolektiv. 2016. Podzim postmodernismu. Teoretické výzvy současnosti. Praha: Filosofia.

Hauser, M. 2015. Katarze. Praha: Novela Bohemica.

Hauser, M. 2014. Kopat do žuly motykou. Rozhovory s Michaelem Hauserem. Praha: Rybka Publishers.

Hauser, M. 2012. Cesty z postmodernismu. Praha: Filosofia.

Hauser, M. 2012. Kapitalismus jako zombie. Praha: Rybka Publishers.

Hauser, M. Žižek, S. 2008. Humanismus nestačí. Praha: Filosofia.

Hauser, M. 2007. Prolegomena k filosofii současnosti. Praha: Filosofia.

Hauser, M. 2005. Adorno: moderna a negativita. Praha: Filosofia.

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