Andree Hahmann

DAAD Visiting Professor

753 Williams Hall
Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm


Dr. Phil, Philipps-Universitaet Marburg, Germany

Habilitation, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen


 Andree Hahmann is a DAAD visiting Professor of German and Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. He studied Philosophy, Sociology, Politics and Classics at the Universities Cologne, Siegen and Marburg. He received his Dr. Phil. from the Philipps-Universität Marburg in 2007, and his Dr. habil. from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in 2015. From 2008 till 2015 he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. His research, which focuses on history of ancient and modern philosophy, has the following emphases: Aristotle and post-Aristotelian philosophy; Kant and the genesis of German Idealism, Leibniz’ and Wolffian Rationalism and its influence on the philosophical development of the 18th century; the intersections between philosophy and theology; philosophy of mind and metaphysics. He has published on figures such as Aristotle, Epicurus, Wolff, Herder, Schiller, Kant, and Hegel. He is the author of Kritische Metaphysik der Substanz. Kant im Widerspruch zu Leibniz (Berlin, Boston: DeGruyter); Aristoteles’ »Über die Seele«: Ein systematischer Kommentar (Reclam). In his most recent book project, Aristoteles gegen Epikur, DeGruyter 2017, he examines the fundamental differences between Aristotelian and Hellenistic philosophy.

He is now working on a new book project, Werde Gott gleich, which explores the intersections between theology and ethics in ancient philosophy.

Research Interests

history of ancient and modern philosophy, intersections between philosophy, theology, literature and architecture in the 18th- and  early 20th-century, genesis of German idealism.

Selected Publications

Kant’s Critical Argument(s) for Immortality Reassessed, in: Kant Yearbook (forthcoming). /  The Stoic Definition of Chance, in: Ancient Philosophy (forthcoming). /  Kants kritische Konzeption der Vorsehung im Kontext des höchsten Gutes, in: Archiv für Begriffsgeschichte 58 (2017), 71-89. /  What Leibniz missed - or Kant misread? Kant’s critique of Leibnizian metaphysics in light of two recent interpretations, in: Estudos Kantianos Marília, v. 4, n. 2, (2016), 169-188. /  Epicurus on Truth and Phantasia, in: Ancient Philosophy 35 (2015), 155-182.