Anthony Jensen


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St. Catherine of Siena Hall 112


Ph.D. - Emory University

Brief Biography:

Dr. Anthony K. Jensen is tenured Full Professor of Philosophy at Providence College and was director of the Providence College Rome Program (2017-18). Since receiving his doctorate from Emory University (2006), he has held appointments at Xavier University (2006-9) and the City University of New York (2009-12), where he received the Lehman College Faculty Research award in 2010. He has held visiting research positions at the Alexander von Humboldt Universität of Berlin (2010-12), the Radboud Universiteit in Nijmegen (2012), and the Technische Universität Berlin. He has received fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, and the Fulbright Foundation. Jensen was awarded the Providence College Outstanding Faculty Scholar Prize in 2020.

Jensen is a specialist in Late Modern Philosophy, with thematic focuses in Philosophy of History, Philosophy of Psychology, and Epistemology. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Nietzsche-Studien, on Walter de Gruyter’s Nietzsche scholarship series, and was Associate Editor of 'The Journal of Nietzsche Studies' from 2009-2017. He has published four books and more than seventy articles, chapters, translations, reviews, interviews, and encyclopedia articles. His work has been translated into French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Chinese. His major forthcoming monograph -- 'Will' in 19th Century Germany (in progress) -- aims to reframe the history of Late Modern philosophy from Goethe to Nietzsche. External to his philosophical interests, he researches in Modern German and Early Greek history, and holds professional certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Late modern philosophy (esp. Goethe, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Neo-Kantianism), Ancient philosophy (esp. Pre-Socratic and Hellenistic), epistemology, philosophy of history, modern Germany, history of classical philology

Selected Publications:

Jensen, A. Santini, C. (2021) The Re-Encountered Shadow: Nietzsche on Memory and History. DeGruyter

Jensen, A. (2016) An Interpretation of Nietzsche's "On the Uses and Disadvantage of History for Life". Routledge

Jensen, A. Heit, H. (2014) Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity. Bloomsbury

Jensen, A. (2013) Nietzsche’s Philosophy of History . Cambridge University Press

Selected Presentations:

Jensen, A. . , Rome - "I discepoli di Schopenhauer’: Gaia Scienza 99 & 357" , 2018

Jensen, A. . , Lisbon - "Neo-Schopenhauerianism and the Will" , 2018

Jensen, A. . , Naumburg - "True Histories, True Memories" , 2018

Jensen, A. . , La Sapienza Rome - "“Costruire un Rinascimento: Goethe, Schopenhauer, Burckhardt” " , 2018

Jensen, A. . , Ischia - "Value Realism and Historiographical Anti-Realism" , 2017

Jensen, A. . , Tongji University Shanghai - "The Iniquities of Memory" , 2016

Jensen, A. . , Xavier University Cincinnati - "Philosophia facta est quae philologia fuit" , 2015

Jensen, A. . Sorbonne Universités Paris, - "Écrire l'histoire historiquement" , 2015

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