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Herman Siemens

Senior University Lecturer History of Modern Philosophy

Name
Dr. H.W. Siemens
Telephone
+31 71 527 7040
E-mail
h.w.siemens@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Herman Siemens is a Senior University Lecturer at the Institute for Philosophy.

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Herman Siemens teaches modern philosophy, with emphasis on the self-understanding of modernity developed in the philosophy of the Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment. His areas of specialization are Nietzsche and post-Nietzschean thought; political philosophy, with an emphasis on power, conflict and law; and aesthetics, with an emphasis on its early modern history (Baumgarten, Kant, Schiller, German Romanticism) and questions of taste, perception and judgement. Since 1998 he has been working together with other Nietzsche scholars on the Nietzsche-Wörterbüch Project, based at the Radboud University of Nijmegen and Leiden, which he currently co-directs and co-edits with Prof. Paul van Tongeren.

He has published widely in his areas of expertise, including the volume Nietzsche, Power and Politics, co-edited with Vasti Roodt (de Guyter 2008). At present he is preparing a monograph on Nietzsche’s concept of the agon, and a collection of concept-studies based on his dictionary work, to be published in a new bilingual series he will launch in 2013: Studien zu Nietzsche’s Gebrauch der Sprache / Studies in Nietzsche’s Use of Language. Over the next few years, he will extend this research on the agon into a broader study of Nietzsche’s ‘ontology’ of conflict and its political implications in connection with the NWO research programme he directs: Between Deliberation and Agonism: Rethinking Conflict and its Relation to Law in Political Philosophy.


International cooperation

Herman Siemens is also active in several other international research projects and collaborations with universities in Chile, Iceland, Portugal and Italy. Since 2008 he has been President of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society of Great Britain. Furthermore he is Research Associate of the University of Pretoria, South Africa; and Research member of the Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.


Curriculum vitae

You can find the full resume of Herman Siemens here.

Senior University Lecturer History of Modern Philosophy

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte

Work address

P.J. Veth
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden
Room number T1.13

Contact

  • Siemens H.W. & Brusotti M. (Eds.) (2017), Nietzsche, Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics. (volume I of series: Nietzsche’s Engagements with Kant and the Kantian Legacy (co-editors: Brussotti M., Bailey T., Constancio J.) no. I. London: Bloomsbury. editorship of book
  • Series Co-editors: Siemens H.W., Brussotti M., Bailey T. & Constancio J. (Eds.) (2017), Co-founder and Series Co-editor: Nietzsche’s Engagements with Kant and the Kantian Legacy, 3 volumes (Based on a series of international workshops on Nietzsche and Kant inaugurated in Leiden (Feb 2011); London (Sept 2011); Lisbon (March 2012); Belo horizonte (October 2012); Lecce (March 2013); Rome (October 2013).. London: Bloomsbury. other
  • Siemens H.W. (2015), Contesting Nietzsche’s Agon. On Christa Davis Acampora’s "Contesting Nietzsche", Nietzsche-Studien 44: 446-461. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2015), 'Punishment by Fate’ as a cypher for genealogy: Hegel and Nietzsche on immanent law. In: Hay K., Ribeiro L. (Eds.) Nietzsche, German Idealism and its Critics. Berlin / Boston: de Gruyter. 35-65. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (2015), Agonal Writing: Towards an Agonal Model for Critical Transvaluation, Logoi.ph – Journal of Philosophy I(3): 10-29. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. & Hay K. (2015), 'Ridendo dicere severum: On probity, laughter and self-critique in Nietzsche’s figure of the free spirit'. In: Bamford R. (Ed.) Nietzsche’s Philosophy of the Free Spirit. London: Rowman and Littlefield. 111-136. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (2015), ‘Nietzsche sobre el conflicto y el Pluralismo de los Ordenes Legales', Estudios Nietzsche 15: 113-125. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2015), Nietzsche’s Socio-Physiology of the Self. In: Constâncio J., Branco M., Ryan B. (Eds.) Nietzsche and the Problem of Subjectivity. Berlin / Boston: de Gruyter. 629-653. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (2014), Nietzsche on Conflict’, De Filosoof (Periodieke uitgave van de Faculteitsvereniging Utrechtse Filosofie studenten voor het departement Filosofie en Religiewetenschap van de Universiteit Utrecht) (65): 14-16. article in magazine/newspaper
  • Siemens H.W. & Hay K. (2014), On Seriousness and Laughter: A dialogue concerning Nietzsche’s Gay Science , Pli (Warwick Jounral of Philosophy) 25: 77-88. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2014), Nietzsche’s Concept of ‘Necessity’and its Relation to Laws of Nature. In: Lemm V. (Ed.) Nietzsche and The Becoming of Life.: Fordham University Press. 82-102. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (2014), El concepto de necesidad y su relación con las leyes de la naturaleza. In: Lemm V. (Ed.) Nietzsche y el devenir de la vida. Santiago, Chile: Fondo de Cultura Economica. 88-103. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (2014), Haciendo la Guerra a la Guerra: Nietzsche contra Kant a propósito del conflicto,, PLEYADE 13(JANUARY-JUNE 2014): 87-106. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2013), Travando uma guerra contra a guerra: Nietzsche contra Kant acerca do conflito, Kriterion: Revista de Filosofia 54(128): 419-437. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2013), Reassessing Radical Democratic Theory in the light of Nietzsche’s Ontology of Conflict. In: Ansell-Pearson, K. (Eds.) Nietzsche and Political Thought. Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy London / New York: Bloomsbury Academic. 83-106. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (2012), A atitude de Nietzsche em face da lei [Nietzsche's Attitude to Law] (translation: Siemens H.W.), Cadernos Nietzsche 31: 71-86. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W., Tongeren & P.J.M. van (2012), Introducao: O dicionario de Nietzsche, Cadernos Nietzsche 31: 31-54. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2012), Nietzsche’s ‘absolute Phenomenalism’: the critical and constructive force of the concept of ‘Empfindung. conference paper
  • Siemens H.W. (2012), Nietzsche’s political Wirkung: The Rise of Agonistic Democratic Theory. In: Brusotti M. (Ed.) "Einige Werden Posthum Geboren" Friedrich Nietzsches Wirkungen. Berlin: de Gruyter. conference paper
  • Siemens H.W. (2012), The Rise of Political Agonism and its Relation to Deconstruction: the Case of Chantal Mouffe. In: Martinengo A. (Ed.) Public Reason between Deconstruction and Reconstruction. Bruseels: European Science Foundation. conference paper
  • Siemens H.W. (2011), A Fisiologia nietzschiana do Feio e a Transvaloração da Estética’. In: Perz J.L. (Ed.) ‘O Feio para além do Belo. Lisbon: .), Centro de Filosofie da Universidade de Lisboa. 111-128. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (2011), Das Nietzsche-Woerterbuch Projekt: Darstellung des Konzepts und einiger Resultate am Beispiel des Wortes 'Groesse'’. In: Caysa V. (Ed.) Nietzsche - Macht - Größe. Berlin: de Gruyter. conference paper
  • Siemens H.W. (2011), Empfindung. In: Tongeren P.J.M. van, Schank G., Siemens H.W. (Ed.) das Nietzsche-Woerterbuch. Berlin / New York: Walter de Gruyter [entry in reference work]. other
  • Siemens H.W. (2011), Nietzsche's Concept of Necessity and Its Relation to Laws of Nature. In: Lemm V. (Ed.) The Becoming of Life. New York: Fordham University Press. conference paper
  • Siemens H.W. (2010), The Problem of Law and Life in Nietzsche’s Thought, The New Centennial Review 10(3). article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2010), The Problem of Law and Life in Nietzsche’s Thought, The New Centennial Review 10(3): 189-216. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W., van Tongeren, P. & Nietzsche Research Group The (2009), Chroniek van recente Nietzsche literatuur Review of: Nietzsche literature of the last 8 years, Tijdschrift voor Filosofie 2009: 147-172. book review
  • Siemens H.W. (2009), Nietzsche's Critique of Democracy (1870-1886), Journal of Nietzsche Studies 38: 20-37. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2009), Nietzsche’s Critique of Democracy’, Journal of Nietzsche Studies 38: 20-37. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2009), ‘(Self-)legislation, Life and Love in Nietzsche’s Philosophy’. In: Wienand I. (Ed.) Neue Beiträge zu Nietzsches Moral-, Politik- und Kulturphilosophie. Fribourg, CH: Academic Press Fribourg. 67-90. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (2009), Umwertung: Nietzsche’s ‘war-praxis’ and the problem of Yes-Saying and No- Saying in Ecce Homo’, Nietzsche-Studien 38: 182-206. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2009), Umwertung: Nietzsche’s ‘war-praxis’ and the problem of Yes-Saying and No-Saying in Ecce Homo’, Nietzsche-Studien 38: 182-206. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2008), Agonal Communities of Taste. In: Mootz III F., Goodrich P. (Eds.) Nietzsche and Law. London: Ashgate. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. & Shaprio G. (2008), Guest Editors’ Introduction: What Does Nietzsche Mean for Contemporary Politics and Political Thought?, Journal of Nietzsche Studies 35: 3-8. article in magazine/newspaper
  • Siemens H.W. & Roodt V. (2008), Introduction. In: Siemens H. W., Roodt V. (Eds.) Nietzsche, Power and Politics. Berlin / New York: de gruyter. 1-33. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (2008), Nietzsche and the Political Review of: (1997) Nietzsche and the political, Thinking the Political, Journal of Nietzsche Studies 35: 207-216. book review
  • Siemens H.W. & Roodt V. (Eds.) (2008), Nietzsche, Power and Politics. Rethinking Nietzsche's Legacy for Political Thought. Berlin / New York: Walter de Gruyter. editorship of book
  • Siemens H.W. & Shapiro G. (2008), Member of editorial staff Journal of Nietzsche Studies 35. editorship of journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2008), Yes, No, maybe So ... Nietzsche's Equivocations on the Relation between Democracy and 'Grosse Politik. In: Siemens H.W., Roodt V. (Eds.) Nietzsche, Power and Politics. Berlin / New York: Walter de Gruyter. 231-268. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (2007), Extended Review of: ‘Nietzsche: Writings from the Late Notebooks’ Review of: Nietzsche: Writings from the Late Notebooks, Journal of Nietzsche Studies 31: 94-104. book review
  • Siemens H.W. (2007), ‘Nietzsche sobre el genio: Schopenhauer, Wagner y el desplazamiento del “genius” por el “espíritu libre” en los años de 1870, Estudios Nietzsche (7): 99-120. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2007), ‘The first Transvaluation of all Values: Nietzsche’s Agon with Socrates in The Birth of Tragedy’.. In: Lang Peter, Tevenar Gudrun von (Eds.) Nietzsche and Ethics. Bern: Peter Lang. 171-196. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (27 June 2006), Nietzsche and the temporality of (self-)legislation (Lecture). Fribourg, Switzerland. other
  • Siemens H.W. (30 March 2006), Utopia, heterotopia and the actual world (Lecture). other
  • Siemens H.W. (2006), Mini-course on modernity & Enlightenment (Lecture). International School of The Hague. other
  • Siemens H.W. (2006), Nietzsche and the Empirical: through the eyes of the term ‘Empfindung’’, South African Journal of Philosophy : 146-158. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2006), ‘Nietzsche and the Empirical: through the eyes of the term ‘Empfindung’’ (Lecture). Rhodes University, S. Africa. other
  • Siemens H.W. (2006), Nietzsche contra Liberalism on Freedom. In: Ansell-Pearson K. (Ed.) A Companion to Nietzsche. Oxford/Malden MA: Blackwell. 437-454. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (2006), Nietzsche’s Critique of Democracy’ (Lecture). Rhodes University, S. Africa. other
  • Siemens H.W. (2006), The Actuality of Utopia, Spinoza 8(2). article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2005), Account of the Nietzsche's `Geburt der Tragödie'., Thauma 1: 14-16. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2005), Action, Performance and freedom in Hannah Arendt and Fr. Nietzsche, International Studies in Philosophy 37(2): 225-245. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2005), Nietzsche contra Liberalism on Freedom. In: Ansell-Pearson K. (Ed.) A Companion to Nietzsche. Oxford and Malden MA: Basil Blackwell. 437-455. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (2004), 'Betrachtung' In: Van Tongeren, P.J.M., Schank, G., Siemens, H.W. et al. In: Nietzsche-worterbuch, Band 1: Abbreviatur-einfach. Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter. 293-334. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (2004), 'Dämon/dämonisch' In: Van Tongeren, P.J.M., Schank, G., Siemens, H.W. et al. In: Nietzsche-worterbuch, Band 1: Abbreviatur-einfach. Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter. 521-540. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (2004), Dämon/dämonisch. In: Siemens H.W., Schank W., Tongeren P. (Eds.) Das Nietzsche-Wörterbuch, Bd. I: Abbreviatur - Einfach. Berlijn en New York: De Gruyter. 521-540. conference paper
  • Siemens H.W. (2004), Nietzsche and the 'classical': traditional and innovative features of Nietzsche's usage, with special attention to Goethe'.. In: Bishop Paul (Ed.) Nietzsche and Antiquity: His Reaction and Response to the Classical Tradition.: Boydell & Brewer. 391-410. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (2004), Procesos semánticos en los textos filosóficos de Nietzsche y su función filosófica: algunos resultados de la investigación sobre el Diccionario-Nietzsche (Nietzsche-Wörterbuch), Estudios Nietzsche 4: 85-103. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W., Schank G. & Tongeren P. van (2004), Procesos semánticos en los textos, Estudios Nietzsche 4: 85-103. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2002), Agonal Communities of Taste: Law and Community in Nietzsches Philosophy of Transvaluation, Journal of Nietzsche Studies 24: 83-112. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W., Schank W. & Tongeren P. van (2002), A Nietzsche Dictionary., New Nietzsche Studies 51(2): 189-193. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2001), Agonal Configurations in the Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen: Identity, Mimesis and the Übertragung of cultures in Nietzsches early thought, Nietzsche-Studien 30: 80-106. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2001), Nietzsches Agon with Ressentiment: Towards a Therapeutic Reading of Critical Transvaluation, Continental Philosophy Review 34(1): 69-93. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (2001), Nietzsches Political Philosophy. A Review of Recent Literature Review of: Nietzsches Political Philosophy, Nietzsche-Studien 30: 509-526. book review
  • Siemens H.W. (2000), Agonale Configuraties in de Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen: Duitsers, Grieken en de Uebertragung van culturen in het vroege denken van Nietzsche. In: Visser G.T.M. (Ed.) Nietzsches Kultuurkritiek in de Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen. Leiden: MD Publishers Fac der Wijsbegeerte. 55-84. book chapter
  • Siemens H.W. (2000), Agonale Configuraties in de Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen: Duitsers. In: Visser G. (Ed.) Nietzsches Kultuurkritiek in de Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen.: MD Publishers. 55-84. conference paper
  • Siemens H.W. (2000), Agonale gemeenschappen van smaak. Wet en gemeenschap in Nietzsches transvaluatiefilosofie. In: Bossche M van den, Weyembergh M (Ed.) Links Nietzscheanisme. Budel: Damon. 59-80. conference paper
  • Siemens H.W. (2000), The origins of our relation, autobiographical sketch.. In: Rodenburg K (Ed.) Nietzsche Lezen. Negentien filosofen over hun eerste kennismaking. Budel: Damon. 77-79. conference paper
  • Siemens H.W. (1998), Nietzsches Hammer: Philosophy, Destruction, or The Art of Limited Warfare, Tijdschrift voor Filosofie 60(2): 321-347. article in journal
  • Siemens H.W. (1994), Review article of: The Fate of the New Nietzsche (ed. H. Caygill & K.Ansell-Pearson, Avebury) Review of: The Fate of the New Nietzsche, Journal of Nietzsche Studies 8: 95-115. book review

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