R. Lanier Anderson

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    Name:R. Lanier Anderson
    Title:Associate Professor; Yumi and Yasunori Kaneko Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education; Co-Director, Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities
    Department:Philosophy
    Stanford Philosophy Department Member:Yes
    Areas of Specialization:History of Late Modern Philosophy (18th-20th c.); Kant; Nietzsche; Montaigne; Philosophy and Literature
    Primary Phone:650-723-0764
    Office Number (physical):100-101D
    Office Hours:Aut 2013: Th 10-12
    Research Interests

    I work in the history of late modern philosophy, focusing primarily on Kant and his influence on 19th c. philosophy.  I have written articles on Kant's theoretical philosophy, on Nietzsche, and on the neo-Kantian movement.  I am currently working on a book about the analytic/synthetic distinction in Kant, as well as ongoing projects about the notion of redemption and the norms governing belief for Nietzsche.  With Joshua Landy (French), I have been instrumental in developing an undergraduate program in Philosophy and Literature at Stanford, and we are currently collaborating on papers in that area.

    Short Bio

    I was educated at Yale (A.B., 1987) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.A., Ph.D., 1993), where I worked closely with Alexander Nehamas, Paul Guyer, and Gary Hatfield.  I have taught at Stanford since 1996, and was promoted to tenure here in 2004.  I have also taught at Harvard University, Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College, and the University of Pennsylvania.  I was born and raised in Macon, Georgia, and get back there as often as I can.

    Additional Information/ Links

    For information about the Philosophy and Literature initiative at Stanford, go here.

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