Michał Herer

Michał Herer

Michał Herer is an assistant professor in the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw. He has been on research scholarships in Germany (Erasmus, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) and France (Centre National du Livre Since, French Government scholarships) and held lectures at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. His doctoral dissertation Gilles Deleuze. Struktury - Maszyny - Kreacje (Gilles Deleuze. Structures – Machines – Creations) (Warsaw, 2006), received an award from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and his essay on Friendship, published in Poland in 2017, won the prestigious Barbara Skarga Foundation Prize.

In Filozofia aktualności. Za Nietzschem i Marksem (The Philosophy of the Actual) (Warsaw, 2012) he developed the Foucauldian understanding of philosophy as ontology of actuality. In his own research he focuses on social, economic and political transformations of global capitalism, and their impact on the processes of subjectivation.

For almost 20 years Michał Herer has also been working as translator of philosophical and sociological books from French (Deleuze, Foucault, Althusser) and German (Blumenberg, Theweleit) into Polish.

He supports movements and groups that oppose the sinister fascist tendencies now manifesting in political and everyday life.

Books by this author