Klemens von Klemperer Hannah Arendt Center Teaching Fellow
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Philosophy, Politics
Biography:Nicholas Dunn, a postdoctoral fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard, will be teaching courses in philosophy and politics at the College as well as for the Bard Prison Initiative. His primary areas of research are Immanuel Kant, ethics, early modern philosophy, and contemporary political theory, with an emphasis on Hannah Arendt and issues related to pluralism, democracy, and disagreement. The central theme of his work is the faculty of judgment: its nature as a mental activity and its practical potential. His current work deals with the role of feeling, imagination, and the Other in cultivating one’s judgment. Publications include articles in Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review, and Kant Studies Online; and book reviews in Kantian Review 25 and Kant’s Lectures on Ethics: A Critical Guide. He taught previously at McGill University, where his courses covered subjects such as Kant on practical judgement, topics in political theory, and environmental ethics.
BA, The King’s College; MA, Simon Fraser University; PhD, McGill University. At Bard: 2022–23.
Department: Hannah Arendt Center