Christian Lotz
(517) 353-9392


Graduate Program Director; Continental Philosophy; Aesthetics; Marx & Critical Theory

Curriculum Vitae


Christian Lotz earned an M.A. in philosophy, sociology, and art history from the University of Bamberg, and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Marburg (Germany). He spent two years as a research fellow at Emory University in Atlanta. Before coming to MSU he taught at the University of Marburg, Seattle University, and the University of Kansas. He taught as DAAD visiting professor in Cottbus/Germany in 2011 and 2013. Lotz received MSU’s Teacher-Scholar Award in 2009, and the Fintz Award for Teaching Excellence in the Arts and Humanities in 2014. His main research area is Post-Kantian European philosophy.

His current research interests are in classical German phenomenology, critical theory, Marx, Marxism, aesthetics, and contemporary European political philosophy.

Professor Lotz is currently accepting new graduate students.


The Art of Gerhard Richter. Hermeneutics, Images, Meaning (Bloomsbury Press, 2015; pbk. 2017)

The Capitalist Schema. Time, Money, and the Culture of Abstraction (Lexington Books, 2014; pbk. 2016)

Christian Lotz zu Marx, Das Maschinenfragment (Laika Verlag, 2014)

Ding und Verdinglichung. Technik- und Sozialphilosophie nach Heidegger und der kritischen Theorie (ed., Fink Verlag)

From Affectivity to Subjectivity. Revisiting Edmund Husserl’s Phenomenology (Palgrave, 2008)

Vom Leib zum Selbst. Kritische Analysen zu Husserl und Heidegger (Alber, 2005)