Kabinet 433/a

Department of Philosophy

doc. dr. Simon Hajdini

Simon Hajdini

Department of Philosophy

University of Ljubljana

Askerceva 2, 1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia)



• 2017-2020    Visiting Scholar, Department of Germanic Studies, The University of Chicago (USA)

• 2016-2017    Fulbright Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar, Department of Germanic Studies, The University of Chicago (USA)

• 2016—         Research Fellow, Scientific Institute, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

• 2016—         Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

• 2014-2016   Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)



• Ph.D.  University of Ljubljana (Philosophy), 2012

• B.A.    University of Ljubljana (Philosophy), 2004

• B.A.    University of Ljubljana (Comparative Literature), 2004








Structure and Genealogy of Indifference: Logic—Epistemology—Ideology

Slovenian Research Agency

5/1/2017 – 4/30/2020

PI with research team


Varieties of Negation: Philosophy—Psychoanalysis—Literature

Slovenian Research Agency

1/1/2018 – 12/31/2019

Co-PI (with Eric Santner) with research team


Antinomies of Rest: A Philosophical Investigation into the Political-Theological and Ontological Status of Rest in Modernity

Fulbright Program

11/1/2016 – 5/31/2017

PI (Postdoc)


The (Mis)uses of Laziness. The Figure of the Idler in Philosophy, Theology, and Political Economy

Slovenian Research Agency

7/1/2014 – 6/30/2016

PI (Postdoc)




• 2015  ‘A Matter of Nothing.’ Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart (Germany), June 5.

• 2015  ‘Varieties of Negation.’ CEERES and The Central Europe Workshop, The University of Chicago, Chicago (USA), May 18.

• 2015  ‘What, if Anything, is Dialectical Materialism?’ Institute for Workers Studies, Ljubljana (Slovenia), April 4.

• 2013  ‘On Boredom, Laziness, and Rest.’ Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor (Slovenia), November 13.



• 2017  ‘The Effect of Turnover on the Rate of Profit.’ Report presented as part of Moishe Postone’s course on Marx’s Capital at The University of Chicago, Chicago (USA), April 26.

• 2016  ‘“Not Guilty, Until Proven Innocent.” Guilt and Innocence in Kafka and Kierkegaard.’ International symposium ‘To Think a Sin,’ Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, June 27.

• 2016  ‘What's in a Cause?’ International conference ‘LACK 2016: Psychoanalysis and Freedom,’ Colorado College, Colorado Springs (USA), April 22.

• 2016  ‘Why the Unconscious Doesn’t Know Time?’ Inaugural lecture in the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, April 13.

• 2014  ‘Capitalism and Repetition.’ International conference ‘(Mis)readings of Marx in Continental Philosophy,’ Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, November 10.



• 2016  International philosophical symposium ‘To Think a Sin,’ Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, with participants from the USA, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Slovenia, June 27-28.

• 2014  International philosophical conference ‘(Mis)readings of Marx in Continental Philosophy,’ organized by the Western Sydney University, the Department of Philosophy (Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana), and the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, November 10.



• 2015—  Editorial Board of Borec, central Slovene journal for history, literature and anthropology

• 2014—  Editorial Board of Problemi

• 2014—  Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis, Ljubljana, Slovenia

• 2014—  International Hegelian Society Aufhebung

• 2013— Central European Research Institute of Søren Kierkegaard



• Slovenian (Native)

• English (Fluent)

• German (Fluent)






•  2020* Osmologies: Smell in Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Political Economy (*book proposal under consideration with MIT Press)

•  2016  Kaj je ta duh? K filozofiji voha (What’s That Smell? Toward a Philosophy of Scent; Ljubljana: Analecta)

•  2012  Na kratko o dolgčasu, lenobi in počitku (On Boredom, Laziness, and Rest; Ljubljana: Analecta)



•  2019  ‘Marx and Spinoza? On Kordela’s Epistemontology as the Latest Systematic Program of Spinozist Marxism’ in Cultural Critique (in press).

•  2019  ‘Prepozno za prihodnost’ [No Future: On Contemporary Fatalism] in Frank Ruda, Ukinjanje svobode [Abolishing Freedom] (Ljubljana: Maska) (in press).

•  2019  ‘Govorica blag’ [The Language of Commodities] in Problemi (forthcoming).

•  2018  ‘Varieties of Negation: From Drizzle and Decaf to the Anti-Semitic Figure of the Jew’ in Lacanian Ink, 51: 108-125 (Spring 2018).

•  2017  ‘Comedy From a to Z: On the Subject-Matter of Ideological Interpellation’ in Problemi International, 1, 1: 129-158.

•  2016  ‘Dialectic at Its Impurest: Žižek’s Materialism of Less Than Nothing’ in Slavoj Žižek and Dialectical Materialism, eds. Agon Hamza and Frank Ruda (New York: Palgrave     Macmillan), 85-99.

   Slovenian translation: ‘K dialektiki antisemitizma: Hegel z Žižkom’ in Problemi, 2015, 53, 9/10, 135-153.

•  2015  ‘What’s the Difference? Kant and Lacan’ in The Issue With Kant (special issue of Filozofski vestnik), eds. Rado Riha, Jelica Šumič-Riha, and Jan Voelker, Filozofski   vestnik, 36, 2, 87-108.

•  2015  ‘The Comedy of the Great Depression: On Chaplin’s Modern Times’ in Crisis and Critique, 2, 1, 194-215.

    Slovenian translation: ‘Komediografija in velika depresija’ in Problemi, 2014, 52, 5/6, 183-205.

•  2014  ‘“I, Ideology, Speak.” Elements of Žižek’s Ideological Prosopopoeia’ in (Mis)readings of Marx in Continental Philosophy, eds. Jernej Habjan and Jessica Whyte (Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan), 162-77.

•  2014  ‘Capitalism and Repetition: Marx and Lacan’ in Crisis and Critique, 1, 3, 223-44.

   Portuguese translation: ‘Capitalismo e repetição: Marx e Lacan,’ trans. Daniel Fabre, in LavraPalavra, 2016.

   Slovenian translation: ‘Kapitalizem in ponavljanje: Marx in Lacan’ in Problemi, 2014, 52, 7/8, 177-200.

•  2014  ‘Prozopopeja ideologije v luči Žižkove fetišistične sekvence’ [Prosopopoeia of Ideology in Light of Žižek’s Fetishistic Sequence] in Problemi, 52, 3/4, 143-68.

•  2013  ‘Znova nič novega: Adorno, Deleuze, Beckett’ [Nothing New Anew: Adorno, Deleuze, Beckett] in Filozofski vestnik, 34, 3, 179-95.

•  2012  ‘Zakaj nezavedno ne pozna časa? Pogled s (Kantove) strani’ [Why the Unconscious Doesn’t Know Time] in Problemi, 50, 5/6, 171-215.

•  2012  ‘Kafkov gladovalec’ [Kafka’s Hunger Artist] in Problemi, 50, 3/4, 105-42.

•  2006 ‘Dolgčas med “Kritiko” in “Antropologijo”’ [Boredom Between ‘Critique’ and ‘Anthropology’] in Problemi, 44, 5/6, 137-163.

•  2006 ‘K filozofiji dolgčasa’ [On the Philosophy of Boredom] in Problemi, 44, 1/2, 23-71.

•  2005 ‘Narcizem, magija in vsemoč misli’ [Narcissism, Magic, and the Omnipotence of Thought] in Problemi, 43, 1/2, 159-92.



•  2016  To Think a Sin: Book of Abstracts, Ljubljana: Ljubljana University Press.

•  2015  Frank Ruda, Heglova drhal [Hegels Pöbel], trans. A. Leskovec, Ljubljana: Sophia.

•  2013  Prvotna akumulacija med zgodovino in konceptom [Primitive Accumulation between History and Concept], Ljubljana: Institute for Worker’s Studies.

•  2013  Michael Heinrich, Kritika politične ekonomije: uvod [Kritik der politischen Ökonomie: Eine Einführung], trans. M. Dobnikar, Ljubljana: Sophia.

•  2012  Robert Burton, Anatomija melanholije [The Essential Anatomy of Melancholy], trans. L. Šumah, Ljubljana: Studia humanitatis.

•  2012  Sigmund Freud, Metapsihološki spisi [Metapsychological Writings], trans. E. Bahovec et al., Ljubljana: Studia humanitatis.

•  2007  Sigmund Freud, Spisi o družbi in religiji [Writings on Society and Religion], trans. S. Hajdini et al., Ljubljana: Analecta.

•  2005  (with Lidija Šumah and Tadej Troha) Sigmund Freud, Pet analiz [Five Psycho-Analyses], trans. E. Bahovec et al., Ljubljana: Analecta & Studia humanitatis.

•  2002  (with Lidija Šumah, Samo Tomšič, and Ana Žerjav) Josef Breuer and Sigmund Freud, Študije o histeriji [Studien über Hysterie], trans. S. Hajdini et al., Ljubljana: Delta.



•  2019  Problemi International, 3, 3, Ljubljana: Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis (open access:

•  2018  Problemi International, 2, 2, Ljubljana: Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis (open access:

•  2017  Problemi International, 1, 1, Ljubljana: Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis (open access:



10. 09. 2020
Department of Translation Studies, Department of Slovene Studies, Faculty of Arts

Konferenca Jezikovne tehnologije in digitalna humanistika

28. 09. 2020
Mednarodna pisarna, Faculty of Arts

Welcome day for Exchange Students

10. 09. 2020
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation for international students

28. 09. 2020
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation of Faculty of Arts for international students

04. 11. 2020
Department of Asian Studies

A documentary feature film The Celestial Dragon