Research Interests: European Philosophy since Kant, Hermeneutical Philosophy, Philosophy of Art, and Classical American Philosophy
Current Course Schedule
- PHIL 620.600. Contemporary Philosophy. M 6:00-9:00 PM. YMCA 401
Office Hours: by appointment
Theodore George’s research and teaching focus on continental European philosophy since Kant. His areas of expertise include hermeneutics, ethical philosophy, Hegel and classical German philosophy, and the philosophy of art and aesthetics. He is the author of two books, The Responsibility to Understand: Hermeneutical Contours of Ethical Life (Edinburgh University Press, accepted and in press, anticipated publication June 2020) and Tragedies of Spirit: Tracing Finitude in Hegel’s Phenomenology (State University of New York Press, 2006). His current projects include co-ed. with Gert-Jan van der Heiden, The Gadamerian Mind (Routledge) and co-ed. with Charles Bambach Philosophers and their Poets: Reflections on the Poetic Turn Since Kant (State University of New York Press, accepted and in press, anticipated publication December 2019). He is also translator of Günter Figal, Objectivity: The Hermeneutical and Philosophy (State University of New York Press, 2010) and author of numerous articles and book chapters.
George holds an appointment as Senior Researcher, College of Fellows, Western Sydney University, and he is Editor, Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, as well as category editor, PhilPapers, “Hermeneutics,” and leaf “Hans-Georg Gadamer.” His research has been supported by the Fulbright Commission, the Goethe Institute, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Freiburg, Germany, as well as by the Rothrock Fellows Program and the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University.
George is currently in his second term as Head of the Department of Philosophy. His service includes Academic Program Review in conjunction with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Mandate, as well as peer-review work for granting agencies such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Commission, and for numerous presses and journals, and he serves on advisory boards for journals and professional organizations in his areas of expertise. He is a former Director of the Collegium Phaenomenologicum and former President of the North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics.
A recipient of the Texas A&M Association of Former Students College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award, George holds a Ph.D. from Villanova University.
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