Dr M. Kisner (Manja)
Assistant professor - Metaphysics and philosophical anthropology
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Manja Kisner works primarily on Kant and post-Kantian philosophy, especially German idealism and Schopenhauer. She is interested in the influence of classical German philosophy on the 19th and 20th century philosophies, including the reception of Kant and German idealism in Schopenhauer’s system.
Her current research is dedicated to the concept of drive (Trieb) in classical German philosophy. In this project, she examines how, at the turn of the 19th century, the concept of drive evolved into a distinctly philosophical concept and laid the foundations for integrative accounts of human life and nature.
Before coming to Radboud, Manja Kisner was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Jena and LMU Munich, lecturer at the University of Wuppertal, and visiting scholar at KU Leuven and Brown University. She received her PhD in Philosophy from LMU Munich.
- Kisner, M. (2022). Kant on Driving Forces: Parallels and Differences in Kant’s Conceptualization of Trieb and Triebfeder. In The Concept of Drive in Classical German Philosophy: Between Biology, Anthropology, and Metaphysics. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-84160-7_7
- Kisner, M. (in press). Schopenhauer in Dialog with Fichte and Schelling: Schopenhauer’s Critique of Moral Fatalism and his Turn to Freedom from Willing. In Schopenhauer's 'The World as Will and Representation' A Critical Guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Full text
- Kisner, M. & Noller, J. (Ed.). (2022). The Concept of Drive in Classical German Philosophy: Between Biology, Anthropology, and Metaphysics. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-84160-7
- Kisner, M. (2019). Fichte’s Moral Psychology of Drives and Feelings and its Influence on Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics of the Will. In Internationales Jahrbuch des Deutschen Idealismus / International Yearbook of German Idealism. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter doi: 10.1515/9783110673692-009 Full text
- Kisner, M. (2019). Kant’s Analogy between the Moral Law and the Law of Nature. Con-Textos Kantianos. International Journal of Philosophy, 9. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3252909 Full text
- Kisner, M. (2016). Der Wille und das Ding an sich. Schopenhauers Willensmetaphysik in ihrem Bezug zu Kants kritischer Philosophie und dem nachkantischen Idealismus. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann Full text
Research grants and prizes
- 2022 - DFG Research Project: Between Biology and Ethics. The Concept of Drive in Classical German Philosophy (from January to April 2022 at the University of Jena, afterwards at Radboud University) More information
- 2017 - Postdoctoral grant: The Supersensible in Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgment (LMU Munich, 2017-2019)