19th and 20th century continental philosophy, ethics, moral psychology.
Professor Reginster's research focuses on issues in ethics, moral psychology, and philosophy of mind in 19th and 20th century continental philosophy. He has written a number of articles on Nietzsche and 19th century ethics, and a book, The Affirmation of Life. Nietzsche on Overcoming Nihilism (Harvard Press, 2006). He has also written on the thought of Schopenhauer, Freud, and Sartre.
Professor Reginster studied philosophy and psychology at the University of Louvain (Belgium) and Münster (Germany), as well as music at the Académies of Uccle and Bouillon (Belgium). He earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been teaching at Brown University since 1994 and has been the recipient of a Laurence S. Rockefeller Fellowship, Princeton University Center for Human Values (1997), a National Humanities Center Fellowship (2000), a Cogut Center for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship, Brown University (2007), and a John Rowe Workman Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities from Brown University. As Chesler-Mallow Senior Faculty Research Fellow at the Pembroke Center, he also directed the Pembroke Seminar in 2007-08.
BERNARD REGINSTER, Ph. D., U. Pennsylvania
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