Doc. 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 interdisciplinary context. He publishes in several magazines: Salon – literary supplement of Právo newspaper, Literární noviny, A2, Host, Deník Referendum, Alarm. He 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. He is an author of the following monographies: Adorno: moderna a negativitaProlegomena k filosofii současnostiHumanismus nestačí. Rozhovor se Slavojem Žižekem nebo Cesty z postmodernismu.Filosofická reflexe doby přechodu.
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 was a principal investigator of the grant project awarded by the Grant Agency of CR “Unity and Multiplicity in Contemporary Thought”, whose goal was 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 iwasconducted in cooperation with Jakub Ort and Joe Feinberg.'
From 2014 - 20189, Micheal Hauser was nominated by the Institute of Philosophy and elected by the Czech Parliament a member of The Czech Television Counsil.
From 2020, he is the head of the advisory board for doctoral studies program "Philosophy of education and learning" at the Faculty of Education which is realized in cooperation with the Institute of Philosophy. AS CR.



Research interests:

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

Selected publications:

Hauser, M.: Althusser, Feuerbach and the Non-Identical Concept of the Body, Critical Horizons. A Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory. Vol. 20, Issue 4, 2019, pp. 1-14.

Hauser, M.: Metapopulism in-between democracy and populism: tranformations of Laclau’s concept of populism with Trump and Putin, Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 19, Issue 1, 2018, pp.  68-87. ISSN  2159-9149 

Hauser Michael: The Politics of Unification in a Fragmented World: Metapopulism and the Precariat, Open Culture Studies 2018, 2, 307-318, ISSN 2451-3474

Hauser, M.: Po konci lidských práv. Aporie lidskoprávního myšlení a politika rovnosti. In Petr Agha (ed.), Lidská práva v mezikulturních perspektivách. In Petr Agha, Human rights from inter-cultural perspectives.) Praha, Academia 2018, ISBN 978-80-200-2958-4, s. 121-137. 

'Hauser, M.: Adorno and the Prague Spring 1968, Open Democracy, August, 15, 2018, https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/michael-hauser/theodor-adorno-and-prague-spring-1968

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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