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Maja Soboleva

Philipps University of Marburg, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Maja Soboleva studied chemistry in St. Petersburg and philosophy in St. Petersburg, Erlangen and Marburg. She received a doctor’s degree in chemistry in 1992, a doctor’s degree in philosophy in 2000, and habilitated in philosophy 2005. Since 2004 she was a lecturer, research associate and private lecturer (Privat-Dozentin) at Philipps-University of Marburg (Germany). In 2008/09 she was a Mildred Miller Fort Visiting Scholar (full professor) in European Studies at Columbus State University (Georgia, USA). In 2013 and 2017 she has won a visiting fellowship award in Russian and Eastern European studies from Aleksanteri Institute in Helsinki (Finland). From 2014-2015, she was a full professor of philosophy at Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (Austria). In 2016 she was a visiting professor at the University of Katowice and at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev. From 2019-2021, she was the leader and principal investigator of the project “Myth in the Structure of Human Mind and Hermeneutics of Myth” within Lise-Meitner-Program of FWF at the Alpen-Adria University (Klagenfurt, Austria) and the leader of the collective research project “A Man in His Own Time: Problematization of Temporality in European Intellectual Space in the 1900-1930s” at Ural Federal University (Yekaterinburg, Russia). Now she is an extra-ordinary professor at the Philipps-University of Marburg.

Her areas of specialization are epistemology, hermeneutics, philosophy of language, and history of philosophy, in particular German and Russian philosophy.

What History of Philosophy Do We Need, or, Is Soviet Scientific Approach to the History of Philosophy Really Scientific?

The Concept of the “New Soviet Man” and Its Short History

The Culture as System, the System of Culture: Aleksandr Bogdanov on Proletarian Culture and Proletarian Art