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Author of "Political Aesthetics" (Cornell University Press, 2010), "Six Names of Beauty" (Routledge 2004), and many other books. Interests include hip hop and other popular musics, anarchist political theory, epistemology, Asian philosophy.
PHIL 204 American Philosophy
An introduction to major philosophical texts and themes originating in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This course will cover such thinkers as Emerson, James, Peirce, Dewey, and Santayana and themes such as naturalism, transcendentalism, in particular, pragmatism. Contemporary developments in the American philosophical tradition may also be included.Prerequisites: one prior course in philosophy or permission of the instructor.
PHIL 253 Postmodern Politics
The class will grapple with attempts to understand contemporary politics philosophically. Movements and figures will include Richard Rorty's neo-pragmatism, Foucault's genealogy, Habermas's discourse ethics, Baudrillard's simulacra, and Judith Butler's argument that gender is a performance rather than a biological category.
PHIL 401 Senior Seminar
A seminar focusing in depth on a selected philosophical topic, author or text with special emphasis on student philosophical writing and voice. Prerequisites: three prior courses in philosophy, at least one at the 300-level, or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the DIV 1.a. distribution requirement.
PHIL 550 Independent Research
POSC 180 Political Philosophy
Cross-listed with PHIL 180-01.
PHIL 180 Political Philosophy
Cross-listed with POSC 180-01.
PHIL 205 Topics in Asian Philosophy
This course focuses on the characteristics and problems of thought in Asia, with emphasis on methods of comparative philosophy and close examination of works and movements within a major tradition (in different semesters: China, India, Japan, Buddhist schools).Prerequisite: one prior course in philosophy or permission of the instructor.