Kristin Gjesdal

Kristin Gjesdal

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Anderson Hall 742
215-204-5673
kgjesdal@temple.edu

Ph.D., University of Oslo

Kristin Gjesdal specializes in German Idealism, phenomenology and hermeneutics. She studied philosophy at the University of Oslo, and has been a visiting scholar at the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, and Columbia University, as well as a post-doctoral Fulbright Fellow at the University of Chicago. In 2009 she received a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Germany.

Kristin Gjesdal’s work has appeared in journals including Kant-StudienHegel-Studien, Journal of the History of PhilosophyHistory of Philosophy Quarterly, and British Journal of the History of Philosophy. She has written the “Novalis” and “Hermeneutics” entries for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (the latter co-authored with Bjørn Ramberg). Her book Gadamer and the Legacy of German Idealism appeared with Cambridge University Press in 2009.

Recent Courses

  • Heidegger and Husserl
  • Hegel
  • 19th-century Philosophy
  • Problems in Aesthetics