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David Liakos earns Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Dissertation Fellowship!

Departmental News

Posted: May 02, 2018 - 01:29pm

Congratulations to David Liakos on being awarded a Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Dissertation Fellowship, which has been made available to UNM through a generous gift from the Bilinski Education Foundation! David's research focuses on the twentieth-century German philosophers Martin Heidegger and Hans-Georg Gadamer and their attempts to understand and critique the modern age. David’s dissertation illuminates how Gadamer transforms his teacher Heidegger’s systematic critique of modernity into a rehabilitation of the fundamental concepts and themes of the modern age by discovering and cultivating their hidden resources. In clarifying the relationship between Heidegger and Gadamer, and in sympathetically reconstructing Gadamer’s project of rehabilitation, David’s research aims to introduce a new theoretical orientation in the longstanding philosophical debate about modernity and how to respond to it.