Research Interests: European Philosophy since Kant, Hermeneutical Philosophy, Philosophy of Art, and Classical American Philosophy
Office Hours: by appointment
Professor George focuses on continental European philosophy since Kant with emphases in hermeneutical philosophy, Hegel, ethical philosophy, and the philosophy of art and aesthetics. He is the author of Tragedies of Spirit: Tracing Finitude in Hegel’s Phenomenology (State University of New York Press, 2006; paperback, 2007) and a number of essays in his areas of interest. His current book project is entitled The Impetus to Understand: Hermeneutical Contours of an Original Ethics, a book project examining the ethical dimension of hermeneutical experience. His translation work includes Günter Figal, Objectivity: The Hermeneutical and Philosophy (State University of New York Press, 2010; paperback, 2011). He currently serves as the Editor of Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy as well as for the “Hermeneutics” category and leaves that include “Hans-Georg Gadamer.” In conjunction with the Continental Philosophy Seminar sponsored by the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, he is convener of the Study Group in Continental Philosophy at Texas A&M University. 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. 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.
Online information about Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy
Online information on Philpapers about Hermeneutics, and Hans-Georg Gadamer
Online information online about the Seminar in Continental Philosophy