Robbie Kubala

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Job Candidate | Ph.D. program in Philosophy

2018-2019 Core Lecturer: Contemporary Civilization

My dissertation project concerns the development of a non-ideal ethical theory. I also work on aesthetic normativity and philosophy in literature (especially Proust).
I am the co-founder of Rethink, a community outreach program that promotes philosophical engagement outside a traditional academic context. Rethink was awarded the 2015 APA/PDC Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs.
Before coming to Columbia, I studied philosophy at Boston College (BA), and at the University of St Andrews (MLitt) and the University of Cambridge (MPhil) as a Marshall Scholar.
Areas of Specialization: 

Ethics, Aesthetics

Areas of Competence: 

Moral Psychology, American Pragmatism, Philosophy of Science

Articles / Publications: 

"Grounding Aesthetic Obligations" British Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 58, Issue 3 (2018): 271-85 

Review of Richard Moran, The Philosophical Imagination. European Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 26, Issue 3 (2018): 1180-3

"Valuing and Believing Valuable" Analysis, Vol. 77, Issue 1 (2017): 59-65 

Review of Rafe McGregor, The Value of Literature. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 75, Issue 3 (2017): 311-4

"Love and Transience in Proust" Philosophy, Vol. 91, Issue 4 (2016): 541-57

Review of Alva Noë, Strange Tools. Art Papers (January/February 2016): 64

"Philosophy, Literature, and Emotional Engagement: A Response to Nanay" Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 73, Issue 2 (2015): 196-200