Béatrice Longuenesse


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Béatrice Longuenesse is Silver Professor of Philosophy and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris, France), the University of Paris-Sorbonne (where she received her Doctorat de troisième cycle (PhD) in 1981 and her Doctorat d’Etat in 1992), and Princeton University. She taught at Paris-Sorbonne, the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris), the University of Besançon and the University of Clermont-Ferrand before joining the philosophy department at Princeton University in 1993. She left Princeton for NYU in 2004. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin (2006-7), the American Academy in Berlin (2012-13), and the National Humanities Center (2014-14). Her books include Kant and the Capacity to Judge (Princeton University Press, 1998); Kant on the Human Standpoint (Cambridge University Press, 2005); Hegel’s Critique of Metaphysics (Cambridge University Press, 2007; and I, Me, Mine. Back to Kant, and Back again (Oxford University Press, 2017). She co-edited with Daniel Garber Kant and the Early Moderns (Princeton University Press, 2008) and edited Le Moi/the Self/le Soi (a special issue of the Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale, 2010-4). Her current work spans the history of philosophy, especially Kant and nineteenth century German philosophy; the philosophy of language and mind; and philosophical issues related to Freudian psychanalysis.

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