European philosophy is a traditional focus of the Northwestern Department of Philosophy. We currently have particular strength in German philosophy from Kant to the present and in 20th century and contemporary French philosophy.
(Philosophy): German philosophy (esp. Hegel), existentialism, ethics, social and political philosophy
(Philosophy): 20th century and contemporary French philosophy (esp. Foucault and Derrida), Nietzsche, feminist philosophy and gender theory, poststructuralist theory, biopolitics
(German): German literature and philosophy, contemporary French thought (Kant, Kierkegaard, Derrida, Benjamin)
(Philosophy): German philosophy, particularly hermeneutics and critical theory (Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas); contemporary moral and political philosophy, philosophy of language
(Philosophy): Kant; eighteenth- and nineteenth-century aesthetics; the nineteenth-century German philosophical tradition, with special interest in Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, and Hegel
Philosophy faculty with a strong secondary interest in European philosophy:
(Philosophy): Moral theory, political philosophy, Kant, History of ethics
(Philosophy): Philosophy of logic and mathematics, forerunners of and early analytic philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of language, and mind, philosophy of religion, Kant.
(Philosophy): Philosophy of science, American pragmatism, philosophy of language in the analytic tradition, KantKenneth Seeskin
(Philosophy): ancient and medieval philosophy and philosophy of religion, Kant, Jewish philosophy, including continental (Maimonides, Spinoza, Cohen, Rosenzweig, Levinas)
Additional Northwestern faculty with special interests in European Philosophy
(French and Italian): French, German, and American modernities, interactions between East Asian and Euro-American modernisms; intellectual and cultural history, aesthetics, avant-gardes, translation, media. Teaching concentrations in Derrida, Hegel, Marx
(Political Science): Political Theory, Feminist theory, and the history of political thought, Simone Weil, Hannah Arendt
(French and Italian): 20th- and 21st-century literature, film, and theory, with particular emphasis on Foucault and Deleuze, as well as the Marxist critical tradition
(German): Critical Theory, Derrida, Freud, Lacan, Frankfurt School, Benjamin