Usha M. Nathan
My interests lie in the cross-section of aesthetics and psychology/philosophy of mind, broadly speaking. I am particularly interested in ancient theories of thought, desire and motivation, although I often find myself occupied with Plato in one way or another. Currently, I am working on Plato's account of eros, the relation between the good and the beautiful, and the role of phantasia in thinking in Aristotle. My other interests include 20th century European philosophy, especially Heidegger, and history of aesthetics. I tend to read work in neuroscience (anything on the mind), enjoy mid-20th century european films and everything New York.
Areas of Specialization: Ancient philosophy, Aesthetics, and 20th century European philosophy