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ยป Dr Joseph K Schear

Dr Joseph K Schear

Dr Joseph K Schear. Photo: Ralph WilliamsonQualifications


Role or Position

Official Student,  Tutor in Philosophy and Tutor for Admissions

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Academic Background

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Chicago, 2006

B.A., Philosophy and Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego, 1995

Undergraduate Teaching

Post-Kantian European philosophy, philosophy of mind, metaphysics and epistemology, logic, history of modern philosophy, and Introductory Moral Philosophy.

Research Interests

Post-Kantian European philosophy, especially phenomenology (Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty); philosophy of mind.

Publications include


Mind, Reason, and Being-in-the-World: The McDowell-Dreyfus Debate (editor, Routledge, 2012)

Horizons of Intentionality: From Husserl to Heidegger (monograph in progress)


1. “Judgment and Ontology in Heidegger’s Phenomenology” (The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, VII, 2008)

2. “Experience and Self-Consciousness” (Philosophical Studies, 2009)

3. “Are We Essentially Rational Animals?” (Mind, Reason, and Being-in-the-World, ed. Joseph K. Schear (Routledge, 2012))

4. “Introduction: A Battle of Myths” (Mind, Reason, and Being-in-the-World, ed. Joseph K. Schear (Routledge, 2012))

5. “Historical Finitude” (The Cambridge Companion to Being and Time, ed. Mark Wrathall, 2012)

6. “Understanding as a Finite Ability” (forthcoming in Wittgenstein and Heidegger, eds. Aaron Wedland, David Egan, and Steven Reynolds (Routledge, 2013))

7. “Husserl on the Horizons of Experience” (in preparation for the volume Phenomenology and the Metaphysics of Vision, ed. Antonio Cimino; draft available upon request)

8. “The Crisis of Metaphysics, as Diagnosed by Husserl” (in preparation for Philosophical Topics)

9. “Phenomenology: Zurück nach Kant?”(in preparation for European Journal of Philosophy)

10.  Review of Robert Brandom’s Between Saying and Doing: Towards An Analytic Pragmatism (in preparation for Philosophical Quarterly)


Swimming, basketball, music (listening), dance (watching), and museums and galleries with good art.



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