Artemy Magun

Professor, Director of the "Stasis" Center for Practical Philosophy
Academic degree:
PhD in Political Science (The University of MIchigan, 2003)
Academic biography

Director of the “Stasis” Center for Practical Philosophy at the European University in St. Petersburg. Editor of the journal “Stasis”. Dr. Magun was born in Leningrad in 1974 to a family of social scientists (in 1960s, the members of Komsomol youth “communes”). He studied in Moscow at the Math-focused School #57 and in the Psychology Department at the MGU, later pursued lengthy political philosophy studies in the USA and France, and finally returned to his native city to teach at the EUSP. He received PhD degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Strasbourg.


Following his PhD dissertations, Prof. Magun wrote his book Negative Revolution: On Deconstruction of the Political Subject, which was published in Russian, French, and English by 2013. In English, he is also the editor of the edited volumes “Politics of the One” (2013) and “The Future of the State” (2020) In 2013, Artemy Magun founded a bilingual peer-reviewed journal “Stasis” in social and political philosophy. Magun has organized and co-organized various international conferences and seminars, including: Intellectual Heritage of the 1917 revolution (EUSPb), Politics of the One (SPbGU and EUSPb), “How do you say no?”, The Social Mission of a University, Revolutions and Protest Movements (all three at SPbGU), and many others. He has authored many articles on philosophy both political and general, published in such journals as: “Constellations,” “South Atlantic Quarterly”, “Modern Language Notes,” “History of Political Thought,” “Temps Modernes,” “Telos,” and others


Publications

Monographs

  • 2020 The Future of the State. Philosophy and Politics. L.-NY: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • 2020 Искус небытия. Энциклопедия диалектических наук, т. 1. Cпб: Издательство Европейского Университета в Санкт-Петербурге.
  • 2016 Демократия. Демон и Гегемон. СПб: Издательство ЕУ СПб.
  • 2014 «Политика аполитичных: Гражданские движения в России 2011–2013 годов» (НЛО, 2014)
  • 2013 «Negative Revolution. Modern Political Subject and its Fate after the Cold War» (NY–L. Bloomsbury, 2013)
  • 2008 «Отрицательная революция. К деконструкции политического субъекта» (ЕУПРЕСС, 2008).

Academic paper/Article

  • 2020 Нарратив и аффект в анализе российской внешнеполитической риторики. Вестник Томского государственного университета, № 57, 2020, с. 60-73.
  • 2020 Зондаж богоносца. Социологическое Обозрение, т. 19, №3. С. 409-425.
  • 2020 Gas and Blas (t). Crisis and Critique. Vol. 7, issue 3. P. 203-218.
  • 2019 Левая теория авторитарного социал-демократического государства/Логос, 2019. Том 29. #6. С. 117–143.
  • 2019 Что-то есть, или народ после истины // Художественный журнал, № 109. С. 53–59.
  • 2018 Illuminated by Darkness. Two Symbolist Masterpieces/Stasis vol. 6, # 2, 222-254.
  • 2018 Lenin on Democratic Theory//Studies in East European Thought, 70 (2-3):141-152 (2018).
  • 2017 Viktor Pelevin’s apocalyptic postmodernism // Stasis, #1, 2017
  • 2017 Boris Porshnev’s Dialectic of History//Stasis #2, 2017, pp. 218-247.
  • 2017 The Intellectual Heritage of the 1917 Revolution: Reflection and Negativity//Constellations, vol. 24, issue 4, 580-593.
  • 2017 Spontaneity and Revolution//South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 116, # 4.
  • 2017 Viktor Pelevin’s apocalyptic postmodernism //The End of the World, ed. Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback and Susanna Lindberg. L.: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • 2016 Hysterical Machiavellianism. Russian Foreign Policy and the International Non-Relation //Theory and Event, Volume 19, Issue 3, July 2016.
  • 2015 The Concept of Event in the Philosophy of Vladimir Bibikhin//Stasis vol. 3, # 1, 134-155.
  • 2014 New Populism of the Middle Class(Протестное движение 2011-2012 годов в России: новый популизм среднего класса)//Stasis vol. 2, # 1, 192-227.
  • 2014 Negativity in Communism//Russian Sociological Review, vol. 13, # 1, 9-25.
  • 2013 К истокам мрачных чувств // Неприкосновенный запас, №89 (3/2013).
  • 2013 De Negatione: What Does It Mean to Say No? Stasis, №1. PP. 6–41.
  • 2013 Negativity (dis-)embodied. Th. Adorno and Ph. Lacoue-Labarthe on Mimesis // New German Critique, 2013, 40(1 118): 119–148.
  • 2012 Karl Marx and Hannah Arendt on the Jewish Question. Continental Philosophy Review, December 2012, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp. 545–568.
  • 2010 Отрицательная революция Андрея Платонова. Новое литературное обозрение 106.
  • 2010 Перестройка как консервативная революция? Неприкосновенный запас 6 (74).
  • 2010 Marx's Theory of Time and the Present Historical Moment, Rethinking Marxism. A Journal of Economics, Culture & Society 22(1): 90–109.
  • 2009 What is an orientation in history? Openness and subjectivity. Telos 147: 121–48.
  • 2007 The Post-Communist Revolution in Russia and the Genesis of Representative Democracy. Redescriptions. Yearbook of Political Thought and Conceptual History 11: 61–78.
  • 2007 The Double Bind. The Ambivalent Treatment of Tragic Passions in Hannah Arendt's Theory of Revolution. History of Political Thought 4: 719–746.

Reviews

  • 2019 Review of: John Roberts, "The reasoning of unreason: universalism, capitalism, and disenlightenment." London: Bloomsbury academic, 2018.На англ. языке./Laboratorium: Журнал социальных исследований, no. 2, 2019, pp. 174-178.

Tutorials

  • 2011 «Единство и одиночество: Курс политической философии Нового времени» (НЛО, 2011)