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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Community and Individuality in Aesthetic Experience

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Tuesday, September 16
5:00 p.m.
McGuinn Hall, Room 521

with Paul Guyer,
Jonathan Nelson Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Brown University

Co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department.

about the speaker


Professor Paul Guyer, Brown University

Paul Guyer is the inaugural Jonathan Nelson Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Brown University.

Having written nine books on Immanuel Kant and translated a number of the philosopher’s works into English, he is widely regarded as one of world’s foremost Kantian scholars. His scholarship has been particularly influential in interpreting Kant’s views on aesthetics, transcendental idealism, and freedom. Additionally, Professor Guyer has published on the history of aesthetics and modern philosophy, and on other historical figures in philosophy, including John Locke, David Hume, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Arthur Schopenhauer, and others.

Professor Guyer graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College. After receiving his Ph.D. at Harvard University with a dissertation directed by Stanley Cavell, he taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Illinois-Chicago, and the University of Pennsylvania. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Princeton University Center for Human Values. Professor Guyer’s awards include the Centennial Medal of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Franklin J. Matchette Prize of the American Philosophical Association, and the Research Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.