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Brent Kalar

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Advisor

Photo: Brent Kalar

Office: Humanities 549
Hours: Mondays 2:00-3:45 and 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.