I’m back in town from my technology free week, and delighted to see all the new visitors by way of Brian Leiter’s blog. Thanks to Brian for the shout-out, and thanks to all of you for stopping by.
Bert and I have finished the corrections to the page proofs for the book as of today, and classes at Harvard start on Wednesday. Classes at Berkeley have begun already, and you can find a copy of Bert’s podcast for Philosophy 6 here. My graduate seminar on the material from the book will begin on Thursday, and I’m hopeful that we’ll have some interesting discussions on the blog from that group as well. In the meantime, I’ll look forward to reading all the comments on the blog that appeared during my week away. Thanks to Julie for taking care of administrative things in my absence…
About Sean D. Kelly
Sean Dorrance Kelly is the Teresa G. and Ferdinand F. Martignetti Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. He is also Faculty Dean at Dunster House, one of the twelve undergraduate Houses at Harvard. He served for six years as chair of Harvard's Department of Philosophy.
Kelly earned an Sc.B. in Mathematics and Computer Science and an M.S. in Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences from Brown University in 1989. After three years as a Ph.D. student in Logic and Methodology of Science, he received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley in 1998.
Before arriving at Harvard in 2006, Kelly taught at Stanford and Princeton, and he was a Visiting Professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.
Sean Kelly's work focuses on various aspects of the philosophical, phenomenological, and cognitive neuroscientific nature of human experience. He is a world authority on 20th century European Philosophy, specializing in the work of Martin Heidegger and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. He has also done influential work in philosophy of mind and philosophy of perception.
Kelly has published articles in numerous journals and anthologies and he has received fellowships or awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEH, the NSF and the James S. McDonnell Foundation, among others.
Fun fact: He appeared on The Colbert Show in 2011 to talk about All Things Shining.
Sean Kelly lives at Dunster House with his wife, the Harvard Philosopher Cheryl Kelly Chen, and their two boys, Benjamin and Nathaniel.
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I got here via http://whooshup.blogspot.com/, which is a blog that has helped me find many of the philosophy podcasts I enjoy.
Profess Dreyfus in his opening lecture was hoping you would provide a link to what he billed as a similar lecture course you are offering this semester. It would be great to listen to both interpretations!
Thanks for mentioning that, Dean. The graduate seminar I’m running is devoted to turning the into a Gen Ed course. So although it will to some extent mirror Bert’s Phil 6, the conversations will be somewhat different. Still, if there’s interest then I’ll try to find a way to post a recording of the sessions.
Are others interested too?