B. Scot Rousse


B. Scot Rousse received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Northwestern University in December 2011. His main advisors were Cristina Lafont and Hubert Dreyfus. He works primarily on issues in the theory of human identity and action, exploring the overlap among the traditions of existential phenomenology, hermeneutics, critical theory, and contemporary analytic philosophy of action and moral psychology. He was a cinema projectionist for ten years, so he is also interested in the philosophy of film. Rousse received a DAAD Research Fellowship in 2008-2009 to study at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Frankfurt, received the Northwestern University Paris Program in Critical Theory Fellowship in 2006-2007, and participated in a recent SIAS/Wissenschaftskolleg Summer Institute on “Action Theory in Philosophy and the Social Sciences.” You can download his CV here: Mediafire. Additional information can be found at