Tate, Daniel L.
School of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Philosophy
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Plassmann Hall B-8
- Philosophy of Art
- Contemporary European Philosophy
- Aesthetics: On Beauty
- Nietzsche & Postmodernism
- Modern Art & Theory
- Existence & Being: Heidegger
- Art History: Theories & Methods
- Evil & Modern Thought
- Kant & Contemporary Aesthetics
- Philosophy & Feminism
- Contemporary Issues in the Arts
- History of Modern Philosophy
- Ethics & the Individual
- Introduction to Philosophy
- The Good Life
- The Intellectual Journey
- Freshman Honors Seminar
- Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook (Philosophy)
- M.A., Duquesne University (Philosophy)
- B.A., Denison University (Philosophy & Religion)
Areas of Specialization:
Hermeneutics & Deconstruction
- Aesthetics & Philosophy of Art
- Heidegger & Gadamer
Areas of Competence:
Phenomenology & Existentialism
- History of Modern Philosophy
- Ethics & Practical Philosophy
Academic Publications (since 2000):
- Aleksei Losev, Dialectic of Artistic Form, ed. Daniel L. Tate, tr. & intro. Oleg Bychkov, Berlin: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2013.
- “Renewing the Question of Beauty: Gadamer on Plato’s Idea of the Beautiful,” Epochē: A Journal in the History of Philosophy, 20/1 (2015), 21-41.
- “Erotics of Hermeneutics?: Nehamas and Gadamer on Art and Beauty,” Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, 2/1 (2015), 7-29.
- “Art, Contemporary Approaches to the Philosophy of,” New Catholic Encyclopedia of Ethics and Philosophy: Supplement 2012-2013, ed. Robert L. Fastiggi, 4 vols., Detroit: Gale (2013), 114-124.
- “In the Fullness of Time: Gadamer on the Temporal Dimension of the Work of Art,” Research in Phenomenology, 42/1 (2012), 92-113.
- “The Hermeneutic Transformation of Phenomenology,” The History of Continental Philosophy, gen. ed. Alan Schrift, Volume 4 – Phenomenology: Responses and Developments, vol. ed. Leonard Lawlor, Chicago: University of Chicago Press (2011), 131-155.
- “Art as Cognitio Imaginativa: Gadamer on Intuition and Imagination in Kant’s Aesthetic Theory,” Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 40/3 (2009), 279-299.
- “Transforming Mimesis: Gadamer’s Retrieval of Aristotle’s Poetics,” Epochē: A Journal in the History of Philosophy, 13/1 (2008), 185-208.
- “Transcending the Aesthetic: Gadamer on Tragedy and the Tragic,” Theological Aesthetics after von Balthasar, eds. Oleg V. Bychkov & James Fodor, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing (2008), 35-50.
- “‘Unappropriable’ Freedom: Santoni, Sartre and the Question of Authenticity,” Sartre Studies International, 10/1 (2004), 39-43.
- “The Remembrance of Art,” Between the Human and the Divine: Philosophical and Theological Hermeneutics,” ed. Andrzej Wiercinski, Toronto: The Hermeneutic Press (2002), 138-154.
- “The Speechless Image: Gadamer and the Claim of Modern Painting,” Philosophy Today, 45/1 (2001), 56-68.
- Review of Jesus Adrian Escudero, Heidegger and the Emergence of the Question of Being (Bloomsbury, 2015) in Notre Dame Philosophical Review, June 2015.
- Review of Scott M. Campbell, The Early Heidegger’s Philosophy of Life: Facticity, Being, and Language (Fordham University Press, 2012) in Notre Dame Philosophical Review, January 2013,
- Review of Gerald Bruns, Tragic Thoughts at the End of Philosophy: Language, Literature, and Ethical Theory (Northwestern University Press, 1999) in Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 5/1 (2003), 155-159.
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
My background lies primarily in modern European philosophy, especially from Kant through the twentieth century, focusing on strands of contemporary Continental thought – phenomenology, existentialism, hermeneutics, and deconstruction. My principal research efforts are directed towards philosophical hermeneutics and the philosophy of art, particularly in light of the work of Martin Heidegger and Hans-Georg Gadamer.
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT