Head of Department

Martin Nitsche was born on 23rd of June, 1975 in Ústí nad Labem. His research interests include phenomenology (Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty), topology, philosophy of art, and philosophy of religion. From 1993 to 1999, he studied philosophy and history at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. In 2007, he earned PhD for the work in systematic philosophy entitled Essence of Human Being according to Heideger's Contributions to Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of the same faculty.
Since 2000, he is an assistant professor for Phenomenology and Philosophy of Art at the Department of Political Science and Philosophy of the Philosophical Faculty, Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. Since 2010, he is researcher at the Institute of Philosophy in Prague. His habilitation was aproved in 2016, and he became an associate professor (docent) in philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities of the Charles University Prague. He was awarded the Fullbright - Masaryk Fellowship at the Department of Political Science, UCLA, USA in 2016/17.
He has published following monographies: Metodická přednost spleti. Tranzitivně-topologický model fenomenologie; Die Ortschaft des Seins. Martin Heideggers phänomenologische Topologie; Prostranství bytí. Studie k Heideggerově topologii; a Z příhodného. Fenomenologická interpretace Heideggerových Příspěvků k filosofii. 





Research interests:

phenomenology, topology, philosophy of art, philosophy of religion, ontology and ontological models, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty.

Selected publications:


NITSCHE, Martin. Methodical Precedence of Intertwining. An Introduction to a Transitive-Topological Phenomenology. Orbis Phaenomenologicus. Würzburg: Königshausen u. Neumann, 2018.

NITSCHE, Martin. Die Ortschaft des Seins. Martin Heideggers phänomenologische Topologie. Orbis Phaenomenologicus, Studien 33. Würzburg: Königshausen u. Neumann, 2013,

NITSCHE, Martin (ed.). Image in Space. Contributions to a Topology of Images. Libri Nigri 49. Nordhausen: Bautz Verlag, 2015.

Peer-reviewed papers and chapters

NITSCHE, Martin. “A Place of Encounter with a Divine. Heidegger on the Spatiality of Religious Experience.” Open Theology. 3(1): 338-344.

NITSCHE, Martin. "Le milieu comme site au sein du champ de la phénoménologie La contribution des Beiträge zur Philosophie au développement de la méthode phénoménologique." In: Schnell, A.: Lire les Beiträge zur Philosophie de Heidegger, Hermann, Paris 2017, s. 105-120.

NITSCHE, Martin. „Image in Space: Introduction to a Topology of Images,“ „Painting as Heteroeisodia: Does Art Exist in a Special Space?“ In: Martin NITSCHE (ed.). Image in Space. Contributions to a Topology of Images. Libri Nigri 49. Nordhausen: Bautz Verlag, 2015. s. 7-12, 129-146.

NITSCHE, Martin. „Der Einfluss der Raumkonzeption auf die Artikulierung der Transzendenz: Der Übergang im Denken Martin Heideggers vom ursprünglich leer offenen Raum zum topologischen Raum.“ In: Aleš NOVÁK (ed.). Grenzen der Transzendenz. Nordhausen: Bautz Verlag, 2013. s. 197-211.

NITSCHE, Martin. „Thinking Non-violence within the Framework of Phenomenological Ontologies.“ In: Peter ŠAJDA et al. Affectivity, Agency and Intersubjectivity. Budapest: L`Harmattan, 2012. ISBN 978-963-236-587-9, s. 111 – 124.

NITSCHE, Martin. „Subjectivity and Eccentricity. A Topological Analysis of the Relationship between the Point of View and the Ground.“ In: Gert-Jan VAN DER HEIDEN, Karel NOVOTNÝ, Inga RÖMER, László TENGELYI (edd.). Investigating Subjectivity. Classical and New Perspectives., Studies in Contemporary Phenomenology 6. Leiden – Boston: Brill, 2012, s. 267-280.

NITSCHE, Martin. „The Topology of Metaphysical Viewpoints in the Light of Heidegger‘s Return to Aristotle.“ Phainomena. Journal of Phenomenology and Hermeneutics., 2010, XIX, 74-75, s. 87-102.

NITSCHE, Martin. „Die Topologie des Seins im Spätwerk Merleau-Pontys.“ In: Karel NOVOTNÝ, Taylor S. HAMMER, Anne GLÉONEC, Petr ŠPECIÁN (edd.). Thinking in Dialog with Humanities. Paths into the Phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty. Bucharest: Zeta books, 2010.