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Frederick Neuhouser

Title | Organization: 
Professor | Barnard College

 

Contact Info
Street Address: 
326D Milbank
Telephone: 
212-854-2064
Office Hours: 
Mondays 1:00-2:00, Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 & By Appointment
Areas of Specialization: 

19th-century German Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy

Research: 

Various talks and articles on social and spiritual pathology in Rousseau, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Durkheim, Weber, Freud, and the Frankfurt School.

Authored Books: 

Rousseau's Critique of Inequality: Reconstructing the Second Discourse (Cambridge, 2014)

Rousseau's Theodicy of Self-Love: Evil, Rationality, and the Drive for Recognition (Oxford, 2008) [in German: Pathologien der Selbstliebe (Suhrkamp, 2012)]

Actualizing Freedom: The Foundations of Hegel's Social Theory (Harvard, 2000)

Fichte's Theory of Subjectivity (Cambridge, 1990)


Translated Book

Alienation, by Rahel Jaeggi (Columbia, 2013)


Articles/Publications (sample)


"Rousseau’s Critique of Economic Inequality," PPA, 2013

"Rousseau's Julie: Passion, Love, and the Price of Virtue," in Understanding Love through Philosophy, Film, and Literature (Oxford, 2013), eds. S. Wolf, C. Grau

"Marx (und Hegel) zur Philosophie der Freiheit," in Nach Marx, eds. R. Jaeggi, D. Loick (Suhrkamp, 2013), 25-47

"The Critical Function of Genealogy in the Thought of J.-J. Rousseau," Review of Politics 74 (2012), 371-87

"Rousseau und die Idee einer 'pathologischen' Gesellschaft," Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 2012, 628-45

"Die normative Bedeutung von 'Natur' im moralischen und politischen Denken Rousseaus," in Sozialphilosophie und Kritik (Suhrkamp, 2009), ed. R. Forst, 109-33

"The Concept of Society in 19th Century Thought," in Cambridge History of Philosophy in the 19th Century, eds. A. Wood, S. Hahn (Cambridge, 2009)

"Rousseau und das menschliche Verlangen nach Anerkennung,"    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 6/2008, 27-51 [In English as "Rousseau and the Human Drive for Recognition," The Philosophy of Recognition, eds. H.-C. Schmidt am Busch, C. F. Zurn  (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010)]

"Desire, Recognition, and the Relation between Bondsman and Lord" in Hegel's 'Phenomenology of Spirit' (Blackwell, 2008), ed. K. Westphal, 37-54

"Hegel's Social Philosophy," in The Cambridge Companion to Hegel (Cambridge, 2008), 2nd ed., ed. Frederick Beiser

"The Idea of a Hegelian Science of Society," A Companion to Hegel, ed. S.Houlgate, M.Baur (Blackwell, 2009)

"Rousseau on the Relation between Reason and Self-Love (Amour Propre)," Internationales Jahrbuch des Deutschen Idealismus,   2003, 221-39

"Fichte and the Relation between Right and Morality," in Fichte:  Historical Context/Contemporary Controversies, ed. D. Breazeale and T. Rockmore (Humanities Press, 1994), 158-80

"Freedom, Dependence, and the General Will," The Philosophical Review (102) 1993, 363-95

John Morrison

Title | Organization: 
Professor | Barnard College

B.A.,  Williams College (2001) 
M.A.,  University of Pittsburgh (2004) 

Contact Info
Street Address: 
326B Milbank
Telephone: 
212-854-4689
Office Hours: 
On Leave 2018-2019 / By Appointment
Areas of Specialization: 

Philosophy of Mind; Early Modern Philosophy (esp. Spinoza)

Articles / Publications: 

"Colour in a Physical World," Mind (2012)

"Conception and Causation in Spinoza's Metaphysics," Philosophers' Imprint (2013)

"Restricting Spinoza's Causal Axiom,” Philosophical Quarterly (2015)

"Anti-Atomism about Color Representation," Noûs (2015)

"Triangulating How Things Look,” Mind & Language (2015)

"Truth in the Emendation,” The Young Spinoza, Melamed (ed.) (2015)

"Perceptual Confidence,” Analytic Philosophy (2016) 
*Winner of the 2015 Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Mind

"Two puzzles about Thought and Identity in Spinoza,” Cambridge Critical Guide to Spinoza's Ethics, Melamed (ed.)

"Perceptual Structuralism" Noûs, forthcoming

Christia Mercer

Title | Organization: 
Professor | Columbia University
Gustave M. Berne Professor
 
2018-2019 Mildred Londa Weisman Fellow
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Christia Mercer studied art history in New York and Rome, before going to graduate school in philosophy (PhD, Princeton University, 1989). Among other awards, she has received a Fulbright Scholarship (1984-85), Humboldt Fellowship (1993-94) and NEH Fellowship (2002).

Contact Info
Street Address: 
707 Philosophy Hall
Address: 
Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
212-854-3190
Office Hours: 
On Leave 2018-2019
Areas of Specialization: 

Early Modern Philosophy; History of Platonism; History of Gender

Research: 

Professor Mercer has begun to devote herself more and more to contextualizing the history of philosophy. To that end, she designed a book series, Oxford Philosophical Concepts, that enlists prominent international scholars to think creatively about the "lives" of concepts in the history of philosophy. As of 2018, there are more than 20 volumes in various stages of production, and 11 published. She is also the editor of the Oxford New Histories of Philosophy series, which she launched with the late Eileen O’Neill, and which speaks to a growing concern to broaden and reexamine philosophy’s past.

Mercer’s major research projects are: (1) The Philosophy of Anne Conway, a book on the philosophy of the seventeenth-century English philosopher, Anne Conway, whose metaphysical system has not been thoroughly studied, and (2) Feeling the Way to Truth: Women, Reason and the Development of Modern Philosophy, which argues that historians of philosophy need to rethink core assumptions about seventeenth-century philosophy and that the writings of women play a much more significant part in that history than has been recognized.  


Haim Gaifman

Title | Organization: 
Professor | Columbia University

Emeritus: Hebrew University
Mathematics and
Eleanor Roosevelt Professor in History and Philosophy of Science

M.Sc. Hebrew University (1958)
Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley, in mathematics under Tarski, (1962).

Contact Info
Street Address: 
715 Philosophy Hall
Address: 
Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
212-854-3284
Office Hours: 
On Leave Spring 2019
Areas of Specialization: 

 Logic, Foundations of Probability; Rational Choice,  Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language, Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein.

Jessica Collins

Title | Organization: 
Associate Professor | Columbia University

B.A. Hons. in Pure Mathematics and Philosophy, University of Sydney (1982);
Ph.D., Princeton University (1991).

Contact Info
Street Address: 
714 Philosophy Hall
Address: 
Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
212-854-3970
Office Hours: 
On Leave 2018-2019
Areas of Specialization: 

Metaphysics; Epistemology; Decision Theory

Articles / Publications: 

"Desire-as-Belief Implies Opinionation or Indifference." (with Horacio Arlo Costa and Isaac Levi) Analysis, 55.1, January 1995, pp. 2-5.

Taylor Carman

Title | Organization: 
Professor | Barnard College

B.A., University of Wyoming (1987)
Ph.D., Stanford University (1993)

Professor Carman is the author of Heidegger’s Analytic (2003) and Merleau-Ponty (2008; 2nd ed. forthcoming) and has coedited The Cambridge Companion to Merleau-Ponty (2005). He has published articles on topics in phenomenology and is currently writing a book on Heidegger.

Books


Merleau-Ponty.
London and New York: Routledge, 2008.

Contact Info
Street Address: 
326C Milbank
Telephone: 
212-854-2065
Office Hours: 
On Leave Fall 2018
Areas of Specialization: 

19th- and 20th-Century European Philosophy

Patricia Kitcher

Title | Organization: 
Roberta and William Campbell Professor of the Humanities, Carnoy Family Program Chair for Contemporary Civilization| Columbia University
B.A., Wellesley (1970)
Ph.D, Princeton (1974)

 

Contact Info
Street Address: 
718 Philosophy Hall
Address: 
Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
work : +1 212-854-8617
Office Hours: 
On Leave Fall 2018
Areas of Specialization: 

Kant; Philosophy of Psychology; Freud

Authored Books: 

Kant’s Transcendental Psychology, New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. Paper edition, 1992.

Freud’s Dream: A Complete Interdisciplinary Science of Mind, Cambridge, Mass.: Bradford Books/M.I.T. Press, 1992. Paper edition, 1995.

Kant’s Thinker, New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.  Chapter 9 (in ms. form)

Articles / Publications: 

“Kant on Constructing Causal Representations.” Hugh Clapin, Phillip Staines, and Peter Slezak, eds., Representation in Mind: New Approaches to Mental Representation. Elsevier, 2004, 217-36.

“Kant’s Argument for the Categorical Imperative.” Noûs XXXVIII, December, 2004, 555-84.

“Two Normative Roles for Self-Consciousness in Modern Philosophy.” H. Terrace and J. Metcalfe (eds.), The Missing Link in Cognition; Origins of Self-Knowing Consciousness. Oxford University Press, 2005, 174-187.

“What is a Maxim?” Philosophical Topics, vol. 31, nos. 1&2, Spring and Fall 2003 (appeared, April 2005).

“Kant’s Philosophy of the Cognitive Mind,” The Cambridge Companion to Kant and Modern Philosophy, Paul Guyer, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2006: 169-202.

“Freud’s Interdisciplinary Fiasco” in Andrew Brook, ed., The Prehistory of Cognitive Science,” Palgrave: Macmillan, 2007: 230-249.

“Kant’s I think,” Recht und Freiden in der Philosophie Kants: Akten des X Kant-Kongress, Rohden, Valerio et. al., eds., New York, deGruyter, 2008.

“The Unity of Kant’s Active Thinker.” Transcendental Philosophy and Naturalism. Joel Smith, ed. Oxford University Press, 2011.

“Kant’s Spontaneous Thinker and (More) Spontaneous Agent.” Cultivating Personhood. Stephen R. Palmquist, ed., Walter deGruyter. Forthcoming.

Kant-Lexikon, edited by Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stolzenberg, and Marcus Willaschek, Walter de Gruyter, forthcoming.
Entries:
a. ‘Consciousness’
b. ‘Unity of Consciousness’
c. ‘I think’
d. ‘Empirical Consciousness’ (with Ellen Fridland)
e. ‘Pure Consciousness’
f. ‘Consciousness in general’
g. ‘Science (or Knowledge)’ [Wissen]
h. ‘Faculties of Mind’
i. ‘Focus Imaginarius’ (with David May) 

A Kantian Critique of Current Approaches to Self-Knowledge (draft).

Patricia Kitcher's CV

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