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SJ Cowan

SJ Cowan

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E-mail: cowan@berkeley.edu

My interests are in thinkers like Kant, the German Romantics, and Wittgenstein, as well as in Critical Theory, and Feminist and Black thought. My interests are in thinkers like Kant, the German Romantics, and Wittgenstein, as well as in Critical Theory, and Feminist and Black thought. My dissertation project, which draws primarily on Kant, Nietzsche, and Adorno, is on hope’s relationship to aesthetic experience and art. I like questions about aesthetics, art, methodology, forms of pessimism, the nature of thought, and perceptual experience.

In addition to being a graduate student in the philosophy department I am also working in the Program for Critical Theory. Prior to coming to Berkeley I studied photography (BFA, Columbia College), theology (MA, Fuller Seminary), and philosophy (MA, UW-Milwaukee).