Michael Lewin is a senior research fellow at the Academia Kantiana, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, and adjunct professor at the University of Wuppertal and at the University of Koblenz-Landau. He studied philosophy and public law in Rostock, Jena and Bochum, and received his doctorate in Wuppertal, where he was a doctoral fellow.

Michael Lewin is the author of Das System der Ideen. Zur perspektivistisch-metaphilosophischen Begründung der Vernunft im Anschluss an Kant und Fichte, Freiburg/München: Alber 2021. In his work, he developed a systematic account of ideas of pure reason in Kant and their deduction in Fichte and applied an extended version of the Lakatosian methodology of research programs to philosophy. His main research interests are Kant and German Idealism, theories of reason, metaphilosophy, and perspectivism.

He publishes articles and reviews in journals like Fichte-Studien, Kantian Journal, Idealistic Studies, Hegel-Jahrbuch, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, and Philosophische Rundschau, and is currently editing a special issue on Kant’s Transcendental Dialectic: A Re-Evaluation (with Rudolf Meer) in Open Philosophy (De Gruyter).


Research topics in Kantian Rationality Lab:

– Kant’s metaphilosophy: his idea, methodology, and account of philosophy

– the possibility of metaphilosophy and programmatic metaphilosophy


ORCID: 0000-0002-5097-5725

Scopus Author ID: 57207109403

Web of Science ResearcherID AAY-5626-2020

Website: michaellewin.net

E-Mail: michael.lewin.di [at] gmail.com