Winn, Thomas


Personal profile


Thomas Winn is a PhD Candidate and Visiting Researcher who is working on the intersection between nihilism in postmodernity and the question of determinate Being. In his work he focuses on the thought of Martin Heidegger and a range of contemporary philosophers that share a similar movement in their responses to the problem of the question of Being. From this exploration he has come to speculate on the fundamental problems of relativity and contingency, and a revised possibility of a determination of Being’s way to be related to the concepts of releasement and letting(-be). This has opened a new interpretation concerning the passage from Heidegger back to Nietzsche and Hegel, and is leading him to theorise the practical effectivity of an engaged hermeneutics that can ground truth today upon this determination of Being.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Political Philosophy, Pompeu Fabra University


Award Date: 20 Jul 2018

Doctor of Philosophy, Philosophy

2020 → …

External positions

Visiting Researcher, Pompeu Fabra University

30 Apr 2024 → …


  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Hermeneutics
  • German Idealism
  • Nihilism
  • Phenomenology
  • Gianni Vattimo
  • Slavoj Žižek
  • Martin Heidegger
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Luigi Pareyson
  • Postmodernity
  • The Kyoto School
  • Radical Theology
  • Negative Theology
  • Mysticism