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Mikhail Khorkov

Johan Peter Falck Fellow, SCAS.
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Mikhail Khorkov studied history and philosophy in Moscow and Karlsruhe, earning his PhD in
Moscow in 1999. From 2001 to 2013, he taught as an Associate Professor of Ancient and
Medieval Philosophy at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. In addition, he was a
Fellow at the Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien, Universität
Erfurt (2016–2017) and Senior Fellow at the Polish Institute of Advanced Studies, Polish
Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (2017–2018). In 2012, he was elected to the Board of the
International Society for the Study of Medieval Philosophy (SIEPM), and in 2018 he became
Vice President of the Max-Scheler-Gesellschaft e.V. (MSG). His research areas include the
history of medieval and Renaissance philosophy, history of religious thought, phenomenology,
and philosophical anthropology.

Khorkov’s most recent publications include “Eckhardus theutonicus in latinum translatus:
Lateinische Übersetzungen der deutschen Texte von Meister Eckhart und ihre Bedeutung für
die Eckhart-Rezeption im 15. Jahrhundert” (Meister-Eckhart-Jahrbuch 11, 2017); “Harmony
of Intellect and Disharmony of Soul in German Mystical Texts of the Late Middle Ages”
(Micrologus 25, 2017); and “Self-consciousness and Conscience in the Writings of Henry Suso
and John Tauler”, in Veritas et subtilitas. Truth and Subtlety in the History of Philosophy
(Bochumer Studien zur Philosophie 59, Amsterdam, 2018).

During his stay at SCAS, Khorkov’s research activities will focus on a project dedicated to the
study of intellectual controversies between Nicholas of Cusa and the Erfurt Carthusians docu-
mented in a number of fifteenth-century manuscripts from Swedish and other European libraries.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2019-20.