Dr Jan Kandiyali

LSE Fellow in Political Theory

Department of Government

Room No
CBG 3.12
Office Hours
Thursdays 12:00 - 13:00
Key Expertise
Marx, Freedom, Political Philosophy, Socialism, Justice, Equality

About me

Jan Kandiyali is LSE Fellow in Political Theory. He was formerly a Lecturer in the Department of Humanities and Social Science at Istanbul Technical University. He completed his PhD in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.

Jan works in social and political philosophy. He is especially interested in Marx, socialism, perfectionism as a moral and political theory, and questions about work and the division of labour.

Research interests

  • Marx
  • Political Philosophy
  • Social Philosophy

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV4G7: Marx and Marxism
  • GV4H4: Foundations of Political Theory
  • GV504: Research Methods in Political Theory

Selected publications

Edited Collections

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

Joutnal Articles

  • ‘The Importance of Others: Marx on Unalienated Production,’ Ethics, (forthcoming). 
  • '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

Book Chapters

  • '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).