picture of Espen HammerProfessor of Philosophy

Anderson Hall 739

Ph.D., New School for Social Research
M.A., Columbia University

Professor Hammer’s main interests are in Kant and German Idealism, social and political philosophy, modern European philosophy, phenomenology, Critical Theory, and aesthetics. Professor Hammer has lectured widely in the United States and Europe, and he is a former Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Frankfurt. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the New School for Social Research and the University of Pennsylvania.

Recent Courses

  • Kant’s Revolution in Philosophy
  • Adorno on Modernity, Politics, Aesthetics
  • Heidegger’s Being and Time
  • Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of the Life-World

Selected Bibliography

  1. Stanley Cavell: Skepticism, Subjectivity, and the Ordinary (Oxford: Polity Press, 2002).
  2. Inner Darkness: An Essay on Melancholia (Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2004). Translated into Swedish and Serbian.
  3. Adorno and the Political (London and New York: Routledge, 2006).
  4. Philosophy and Temporality from Kant to Critical Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
  5. Editor of German Idealism: Contemporary Perspectives (London/New York: Routledge, 2007).
  6. Editor of Stanley Cavell: Die Unheimlichkeit des Gewöhnlichen (Frankfurt: Fischer, 2002).
  7. Co-Editor of Pragmatismus und Hermeneutik (Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag, 2011).