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Anthony Jensen


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Contact Information:
St. Catherine of Siena Hall 133


Ph.D. - Emory University

Brief Biography:

Dr. Anthony K. Jensen is Professor of Philosophy at Providence College and Director of the PC/CEA Program in Rome. He has previously held appointments at Xavier University (2006-9) and the City University of New York (2009-12). He was also Gastforscher at the Humboldt Universitaet Berlin (2010-12), and Gastonderzoeker at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (2012). 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 has published three books: 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), and more than fifty articles, chapters, translations, reviews, and encyclopedia articles. He is presently engaged with two book projects: "Will: A German Idea" and, with Carlotta Santini, "Geschichte und Gedaechtnis."

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

Awards and Honors:

International Research Award - Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
Teaching Development Fellowship - National Endowment for the Humanities
Research Fellow - Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Research Fellow - Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
International Research Award - German-American Fulbright Foundation

Selected Publications:

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

Jensen, Anthony., Heit, Helmut . (2014). Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity. Bloomsbury.

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

Recent Presentations:

Jensen, Anthony., Tongji University Shanghai, "The Iniquities of Memory".

Jensen, Anthony., Keynote Address Rhode Island Philosophy Association, "On the Use and Abuses of Philosophy ".

Jensen, Anthony., Cincinnati, "Philosophia facta est quae philologia fuit".

Jensen, Anthony., Sorbonne Universités, "Écrire l'histoire historiquement".

Jensen, Anthony., Rice University, "Naturalizing Norms Naturalistically".

Jensen, Anthony., University College Cork, "Is Zarathustra Historical?".

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

Jensen, Anthony., Bonn, "Geschichtlichkeit und Metaphysik".

Jensen, Anthony., Berlin, "Die Aufnahme Schopenhauers ‘ästhetische Verzückung’".

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

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