19th and 20th century European philosophy
Aesthetics and Political Philosophy
Beau Shaw focuses on political and aesthetic thought in 19th and 20th century European philosophy. His dissertation, “Authenticity and Death in Being and Time,” gives a critique of Heidegger’s concept of authenticity in Being and Time. He has published in journals such as Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology (“The Mania of Existence”), Époche (“Semele’s Ashes”), and Political Theory (“Esotericism and Egalitarianism”), and has an article forthcoming in Philosophy Today on Adorno and Paul Celan.