Hans-Ludwig Buchholz

PhD candidate in Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen

My academic background is in Political Theory and the History of Political Thought. I'm mostly interested in those areas of the disciplines, which touch with literary criticism and language philosophy. Hence, I focus in my PhD on theories of interpretation and textuality, as well as the possibilities of using literature in Political Theory. I have done research about, amongst others, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jacques Derrida, Martin Heidegger, and Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Before starting my PhD in Aberdeen, I have studied in Germany and the UK, namely in Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Passau, and Exeter.


  • –present
    PhD candidate in Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen


  • 2015 
    Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, MA Political Theory
  • 2013 
    University of Exeter, UK, MA in the History of Political Thought
  • 2011 
    Passau University, Germany, BA Governance and Public Policy


  • 2012
    Die Welt als dramaturgisches Labyrinth: Das politische Denken im Werk Friedrich Dürrenmatts,