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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Jon K. Burmeister

philosophy department

Jon K. Burmeister

Jon Burmeister is a Visiting Scholar in the Philosophy Department in conjunction with a National Endowment for the Humanities "Enduring Questions" Grant. The grant topic is "What is the Meaning of Work and Leisure?" Information on the course developed out of this grant.

In addition research on work and leisure, Jon's research areas include Hegel, Nietzsche, philosophy of language, and philosophy of technology.

Jon received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College in 2011. His dissertation was on Hegel's view of the kind of language that best enables philosophical thinking.

Recent Publications:

  • “Liberal Arts Love in Plato’s Symposium,” forthcoming in Selected Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses.
  • “Hegel’s Living Logic,” in Research in Phenomenology, Volume 43.2, 2013, pg. 243-264.

Recent Translation:
Heinrich Rickert, “Knowing and Cognizing: Critical Remarks on Theoretical Intuitionism,” in The Neo-Kantian Reader: An Anthology of Key Texts. Edited by Sebastian Luft. New York/London: Routledge, 2012.