Dr Jan Kandiyali

LSE Fellow in Political Theory

Department of Government

Room No
CBG 3.12
Office Hours
Wednesdays 12:00 - 13:00
Key Expertise
Marx, Political Philosophy, Ethics, Justice, Equality, Perfectionism

About me

Jan Kandiyali is LSE Fellow in Political Theory. Before joining the LSE, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Istanbul Technical University. He received his PhD from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. His work to date has primarily focused on providing a reinterpretation and defence of Karl Marx’s vision of the good life.

Research interests

  • Marx
  • Political Philosophy
  • Ethics

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV4G7: Marx and Marxism
  • GV504: Research Methods in Political Theory

Selected publications

Edited books

  • Reassessing Marx's Social and Political Philosophy: Freedom, Recognition and Human Flourishing (Routledge: London and New York, 2018).


  • 'Historical Materialism: Marx', in John Shand (ed.,) A Blackwell Companion to Nineteenth Century Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, 2019).
  • ‘Schiller and Marx on Specialization and Self-Realization’, in Jan Kandiyali (ed.,) Reassessing Marx’s Social and Political Philosophy (Routledge: London and New York, 2018).
  • ‘Western Marxism’, in Jeff Diamanti, Andrew Pendakis and Imre Szeman (eds.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Marx (Bloomsbury: London, 2018).
  • 'Marx on the Compatibility of Freedom and Necessity: A Reply to David James', European Journal of Philosophy, 25/3, 2017, pp. 863-869.
  • ‘Freedom and Necessity in Marx’s Account of Communism’, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 22/1, 2014, pp. 104-123