Associate Professor of Philosophy
Anderson Hall 742
Ph.D., University of Oslo
Prof. Kristin Gjesdal received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Oslo. She taught philosophy in Norway and England before she came to Temple. Prof. Gjesdal has been a Visiting Scholar at The University of Chicago, Columbia University, and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She has held a Fulbright and Humboldt Fellowship and currently holds a secondary, Professorial Fellowship in Philosophy at The University of Oslo (2014-2018). In 2014, she was awarded The Eleanor Hofkin Award for Excellence in Teaching from The College of Liberal Arts at Temple, Alumni Board.
Kristin Gjesdal’s Gadamer and The Legacy of German Idealism was published with Cambridge University Press in 2009. She is the co-editor (with Prof. Michael Forster) of The Oxford Handbook to German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century (Oxford: OUP, 2015) and the editor of Key Debates in Nineteenth Century European Philosophy (forthcoming with Routledge). She is also an area editor of Nineteenth-Century Philosophy for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Prof. Gjesdal also works in philosophy of tragedy, writes on Shakespeare and Henrik Ibsen, and is the editor of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives (forthcoming with Oxford University Press). She is the author of more than thirty journal articles and book chapters on German Idealism, Nineteenth-Century thought, hermeneutics, and phenomenology. In addition to her work in English, she publishes in Norwegian and is the co-editor of the philosophy journal Agora.