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Robert Guay

Robert Guay

Associate Professor 

Phd Philosophy, University of Chicago (2000)

Office: LT 1216
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Continental Philosophy (especially Kant and the nineteenth century)
Moral and Political Philosophy
History of Ethics
Philosophy of Art

Recent Courses

Hegel on the Sociality of the Self
Existence and Freedom
The Conception of Tragedy

Recent and Representative Publications

“Movements and Motivations: Nietzsche’s Invention of Political Psychology,” in Keith Ansell Pearson ed., Nietzsche and Political Thought, Continuum, forthcoming 2013.

“Order of Rank,” in K. Gemes and J. Richardson eds., The Oxford Handbook to Nietzsche, Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2012. | Download article (.pdf, 129kb)

“Genealogy as Immanent Critique: Working from the Inside,” in Howard Caygill and David Wood eds., The Edinburgh Critical History of Philosophy, volume 5, ed. Alison Stone, The Nineteenth Century, Edinburgh University Press, 2011, 168-86. | Download article (.pdf, 159kb) 

“Genealogy and Irony,” Journal of Nietzsche Studies 41 (Winter 2011), 26-49. | Download article (.pdf, 130kb)

“Nietzsche, Contingency, and the Vacuity of Politics,” in Jeffrey Metzger ed., Nietzsche, Nihilism, and the Philosophy of the Future, Continuum, 2009, 158–70 and 193ff. | Download article (.pdf, 100kb)

“‘Our Virtues,’” Philosophical Topics 33:2 (dated Fall 2005; published 2008), 71–87. | Download article (.pdf, 177kb)

“Transcendental Elitism,” International Studies in Philosophy 39:3 (Summer 2007), 163–77. | Download article (.pdf, 66kb)

Curriculum vitae

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Last Updated: 8/23/16