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Kirill Chepurin - CV and Publications

chepurin_photo_bw2(1).pngKirill Chepurin

Visiting Scholar






Curriculum Vitae

2013–present Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow

2011–2013 Lecturer, School of Philosophy, HSE Moscow  

2011 Candidate of Philosophical Sciences (unconditional/summa cum laude), HSE Moscow (thesis title “The Role of Anthropology in Hegel’s Philosophy of Spirit”)

2007 Specialist (M.Sc. equivalent) with distinction, Departmt. of Mechanics and Mathematics, Lomonosov Moscow State University. Concentration in Logic.


Current Research Project

“Idealism and Utopia: The Religious and the Political in Kant and Early German Idealism” (working title), an exploration of early German Idealism as an important re-articulation of the political-theological problematic in the wake of the Enlightenment and the advent of secularity through the lens of contemporary Continental philosophy of religion, utopian studies, and political theology


Research Interests

Kant, Fichte, Hegel, German Idealism, German Romanticism, Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Modern Theology, Political Theology, Utopian Studies, Religion, Law and Community


Selected Publications

  • “Subjectivity, Madness, and Habit: Forms of Resistance in Hegel’s Anthropology,” Hegel and Resistance, ed. Bart Zantvoort and Rebecca Comay. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, forthcoming 2017
  • “Nature, Spirit, and Revolution: Situating Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature,” Comparative and Continental Philosophy, special issue on Naturphilosophie, forthcoming 2016
  • “Beginning with Kant: German Idealism, Utopia, and Immanence,” Logos: A Russian Journal in Philosophy and the Humanities, special issue on German Idealism, forthcoming 2016
  • “Spirit and Utopia: (German) Idealism as Political Theology,” Crisis and Critique 2/2015, pp. 326-48 (available online at
  • Hegel’s Vorlesungen über die Philosophie des Geistes 1827/28, Russian translation with introduction and notes. Moscow: Delo Publishing, 2014
  • Geist, Contingency and the Future of God: Hegel and Meillassoux,” working paper, HSE Research Programme, 16/2013
  • Hegel’s Philosophical Anthropology (in Russian), SGT Press, 2011
  • “Kant on the Soul’s Intensity,” Kant Yearbook 2/2010, Walter de Gruyter, pp. 75-94


Selected Talks

  • “Nowhere To Begin: Kant, Utopian Immanence, and the Origin of German Idealism,” German Idealism and the Future of Political Theology, HU Berlin, April 15-17, 2016
  •  (invited) “Utopia and Immanence in Kant and German Idealism,” University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, November 25, 2015
  • “Utopia in Excess: Political Theology as Critique in Kant and Fichte,” Political Theology: The Liberation of the Postsecular, Liverpool, UK, July 10-12, 2015
  • “The Ideal, the Real, and the Material: The (Non-)Human in the Spinozastreit and Beyond,” Workshop on Transcendental Materialism, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, USA, April 24-25, 2015
  • “Nature’s Resistance to Spirit – Spirit’s Resistance to Nature: Revolution and Utopia in Hegel’s Encyclopedia,” Hegel and Resistance, University College Dublin, June 27-28, 2014
  • “Nature and Revolution: Situating Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature,” Pittsburgh Summer Symposium in Contemporary Philosophy: Schelling and Naturphilosophie, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA, USA, August 3-9, 2013
  • “Intensity, Individuality, and Blindness: Hegel’s Singular Absolute”, Thinking the Absolute: Speculation, Philosophy and the End of Religion, Liverpool, UK, June 29-July 1, 2012
  • “The Future of God in Continental Philosophy of Religion: A Hegelian Perspective,” The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion, Syracuse University, USA, April 7-9, 2011
  • “God’s Forenoon: A Hegelian Reading of Meillassoux’s ‘Spectral Dilemma’”, 15th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture, University of Oxford, UK, September 23-26, 2010
  • “Hegel and Meillassoux on the Coming of God to the Secular City,” Religion and Modernity in a Secular City, Katholische Akademie in Berlin, September 16-18, 2010
  • “Hegel on the Soul’s Intensity and Fate”, The Spirit of German Idealism Workshop, Siemens Stiftung, Munich, Germany, May 28, 2010


Co-organizer and main applicant (Projektleiter) for the international workshop-like conference “German Idealism and the Future of Political Theology.” Co-organized with Alex Dubilet (Vanderbilt) with the support of Andreas Arndt and Rolf Schieder. 15-17 April 2016, Theologische Fakultät, HU Berlin. Funded by HU Berlin’s Das KOSMOS Programm. Featuring talks by Andreas Arndt, Agata Bielik-Robson, Omri Boehm, Rebecca Comay, Frank Ruda, Daniel Weidner et al. Website: