R. Lanier Anderson's Overview
Name:R. Lanier AndersonTitle:Associate Professor; Yumi and Yasunori Kaneko Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education; Co-Director, Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the HumanitiesDepartment:PhilosophyStanford Philosophy Department Member:YesAreas of Specialization:History of Late Modern Philosophy (18th-20th c.); Kant; Nietzsche; Montaigne; Philosophy and LiteratureEmail Address:email@example.com
ContactView All Contact InformationPrimary Phone:650-723-0764Office Number (physical):100-101DOffice Hours:Aut 2013: Th 10-12Research 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
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