Department of Philosophy

MSC 03 2140
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Humanities (HUM)

Phone: (505) 277-2405
Fax: (505) 277-6362

Brent Kalar

Associate Professor

Photo: Brent Kalar

Office: Humanities 549
Hours: by appointment

  • B.A. (University of Minnesota, 1993)
  • Ph.D. (Harvard, 2003)

Research Interests:

Aesthetics, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Culture

Recent Publications:

"Cavell on the Human Interest of Art and Philosophy," in James Loxley and Andrew Taylor (eds.), Stanley Cavell: Philosophy, Literature, and Criticism (Manchester University Press, 2012)

The Demands of Taste in Kant's Aesthetics (Continuum, 2006).

"The Naive and the Natural: Schiller's Influence on Nietzsche's Early Aesthetics" History of Philosophy Quarterly, 25:4, 359-377, October 2008.

Currently developing a combined theory of taste, reading, and culture.