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Robert Piercey

Professor - Philosophy (Campion)
B.A. Hons. (Memorial), M.A. (Warwick), Ph.D. (Notre Dame)

Office: CM 506
Phone: 306-359-1214
Fax: 306-359-1200

Research interests
Post-Kantian European philosophy; historiography of philosophy; philosophy of history; philosophy of literature; pragmatism.

Representative Publications

“Kant and the Problem of Hermeneutics: Heidegger and Ricoeur on the Transcendental Schematism.” Idealistic Studies 41:3 (Fall 2011).

“Reading as a Philosophical Problem.” Philosophy in the Contemporary World 18:1 (Spring 2011).

“Historical Consciousness and the Identity of Philosophy.” Journal of the Philosophy of History 4:3-4 (Fall 2010).

The Uses of the Past From Heidegger to Rorty: Doing Philosophy Historically. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

The Crisis in Continental Philosophy: History, Truth and the Hegelian Legacy. Continuum, 2009.

Current Scholarly Research

Much of my research concerns the intersections between philosophy and other areas. I’ve written quite a bit on the relation between philosophy and its history, especially on what it might mean to say that philosophy is inherently historical. More recently, I’ve been doing research into the philosophical dimensions of reading. I’ve published articles on a wide range of post-Kantian philosophers—including Hegel, Husserl, Gadamer, Habermas, and Deleuze—and I have a particularly keen interest in the work of Paul Ricoeur.