Archives for April 2017

Taylor Doran

Education

BA Philosophy, UCLA 2013

Areas of Interest

Ethics and Value Theory, including aesthetics and political theory; History of Philosophy, especially Ancient Greek; Feminism

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You can find more information about me at my website www.taylordoran.info.

Akshay Ganesh

Areas of Interest

19th Century German philosophy, Ethics, Moral Psychology, Emotion, Philosophy of Race.

Shamoni Sarkar

Education

B.A. Philosophy and Spanish, Mount Holyoke College, 2013

M.A. University of Chicago, 2015

Areas of Interest

19th and 20th century continental philosophy, particularly Hegel and phenomenology; aesthetics; critical theory; and  Latin American philosophy.

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Shamoni wrote her Masters thesis on the role of individual artistic creativity in Hegel’s aesthetics. Along these lines, she is interested in the question of how individuals develop interior (or private) lives while still being shaped by larger socio-historical systems of ideas and culture.

Marek Twarzynski

Education

B.A. with Honors, Philosophy, Stanford University, 2015

Areas of Interest

Ethics, meta-ethics, moral psychology, and the theory of agency, and how these problems are treated in the history of modern philosophy, particularly in Nietzsche and also in Kant, Sartre, and Foucault.

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Marek is interested in broadly historical and contemporary issues in normative ethics, meta-ethics, agency, epistemology, and philosophy of mind. His primary research centers around how Nietzsche speaks to each of these topics, and this leads him to secondary research in modern philosophy, including Kant, the existentialists, Foucault, and beyond. His current projects focus on Nietzsche’s views of knowledge, agency, autonomy, and the role and value of suffering.

Tom Hanauer

Education
B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Binghamton University
Areas of Interest

Ethics, Moral Psychology, Aesthetics, 19th-20th Century German Philosophy (esp. Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Kant, and the Frankfurt School).