SAMANTHA MATHERNE

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

 

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I work primarily on Immanuel Kant, Post-Kantian traditions (especially Phenomenology and Neo-Kantianism), and Aesthetics. I'm interested in the relations between perception, cognition, and aesthetics, as well as the pervasive role imagination plays in our lives.

 

My volume on Cassirer for the Routledge Philosophers Series is now available (Routledge; amazon).

I am currently at work on a systematic interpretation of Kant's theory of imagination.  I am also exploring the neglected work of the phenomenologist, Edith Landmann-Kalischer. And I am co-authoring the Geography of Taste: Toward a Theory of Aesthetic Diversity (OUP) with Dominic McIver Lopes, Mohan Matthen, and Bence Nanay.

I am also participating in two projects oriented around rethinking the history of philosophy: Extending New Narratives and History of Women Philosophers and Scientists.

 

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