Eckardt Lindner is a philosopher based in Berlin. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Vienna for which he was awarded the “Award of Excellence”. He is currently a lecturer in philosophy at the Institute for Philosophy at the University of Vienna and at Webster Vienna Private University.
His work is situated between poststructuralism and critical theory, centering around contemporary forms of vitalism and anti-vitalism, materialist thought, corporeal passivity as well as the ethics and politics of aberrant expressions of life such as exhaustion, insomnia and apathy.

Research Areas


  • Cultural und Political Philosophy
  • Philosophies and Politics of Exhaustion
  • Libidinal Economies and Affect Theory
  • Theories of alienation and class
  • Philosophical Methodologies


  • Poststructuralism
  • Frankfurt School / Critical Theory
  • Non-Philosophy
  • Transcendental Philosophy / Phenomenology
  • Deleuze, Marcuse, Adorno, Cioran, Kant