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Anthony Jensen


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St. Catherine of Siena Hall 112


Ph.D. - Emory University

Brief Biography:

Dr. Anthony K. Jensen is Professor of Philosophy at Providence College. He has previously held appointments at Xavier University (2006-9) and the City University of New York (2009-12). He was Gastforscher at the Humboldt Universitaet Berlin (2010-12), and Gastonderzoeker at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (2012). In 2017-2018, he was Professor in Residence in the PC-in-Rome program. 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 German-American Fulbright Foundation. He serves on the Editorial Board of Nietzsche-Studien, on Walter de Gruyter Press's Nietzsche series, and was Associate Editor of The Journal of Nietzsche Studies from 2009-2017. He has published three books: "An Interpretation of Nietzsche’s 'On the Uses and Disadvantage of History for Life'" (Routledge, 2016); "Nietzsche's Philosophy of History" (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and, with Helmut Heit, "Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity" (Bloomsbury, 2014). He has published more than fifty articles, chapters, encyclopedia articles, and reviews, and regularly presents his work in German, French, and Italian. He is presently engaged in two book projects: "Will: A German Idea" and, with Carlotta Santini, "The Re-Encountered Shadow: Nietzsche on Memory and History (DeGruyter, 2020)."

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. (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

Jensen, A. . Rice University Houston, - "Naturalizing Norms Naturalistically" , 2014

Jensen, A. . University College Cork, - "Is Zarathustra Historical?" , 2013

Jensen, A. . Universidade Nova de Lisboa, - "Nietzsche and the Proto-Neo-Kantian Unconscious" , 2013

Jensen, A. . , F.W. Universitaet Bonn - "Geschichtlichkeit und Metaphysik" , 2012

Jensen, A. . , Technische Universitaet Berlin - "Die Aufnahme Schopenhauers ‘ästhetische Verzückung’" , 2011

Jensen, A. . Colloque Philosophique International d'Evian, - "Individu-Individualisme-Individualite" , 2011

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