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Anthony Jensen


Associate Professor

Contact Information:
St. Catherine of Siena Hall 133


Ph.D. - Emory University

Brief Biography:

Dr. Anthony K. Jensen is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Providence College and Associate Editor of the Journal of Nietzsche Studies. He has been Term Assistant Professor at Xavier University (2006-9), Assistant Professor at the City University of New York (2009-12), Gastforscher at the Humboldt University of Berlin (2010-12), and Gastonderzoeker at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (2012). He has received fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, and the German-American Fulbright Foundation. He has published three books: Nietzsche’s “On the Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life” (Routledge, forthcoming 2016); Nietzsche's Philosophy of History (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and, with Helmut Heit, Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity (Bloomsbury, 2014), and more than fifty articles, chapters, translations, reviews, and encyclopedia articles.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Late modern philosophy (esp. Goethe, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Neo-Kantianism), Ancient philosophy (esp. Pre-Socratic and Hellenistic), epistemology, philosophy of history, modern Germany, history of classical philology

Awards and Honors:

Research Fellowship in Berlin - Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
Teaching Development Fellowship - National Endowment for the Humanities
Research Fellow in Residence - Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Research Fellow - Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
Research Fellowship in Berlin, Weimar, Jena - German-American Fulbright Foundation

Selected Publications:

Jensen, Anthony. (2015). An Essay on Nietzsche's "On the Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life". Routledge.

Jensen, Anthony. (2014). From Natural History to Genealogy. Texturen des Denkens, Eds. Pichler & Born. DeGruyter., 189-205.

Jensen, Anthony., Heit, Helmut . (2014). Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity. Bloomsbury.

Jensen, Anthony. (2014). Friedrich Ritschl, Otto Jahn, Friedrich Nietzsche. German Studies Review, 37 (3), 529-547.

Jensen, Anthony. (2014). Nietzsche and Neo-Kantian Historiography. Kriterion, 55 (383-400)

Jensen, Anthony. (2013). Nietzsche’s Philosophy of History . Cambridge University Press.

Recent Presentations:

Jensen, Anthony., Keynote Address Rhode Island Philosophy Association, "On the Use and Abuses of Philosophy ".

Jensen, Anthony., Sorbonne Universités, "Écrire l'histoire historiquement".

Jensen, Anthony., Rice University, "Naturalizing Norms Naturalistically".

Jensen, Anthony., University College Cork, "Is Zarathustra Historical?".

Jensen, Anthony., Universidade Nova de Lisboa, "Nietzsche and the Proto-Neo-Kantian Unconscious".

Jensen, Anthony., Bonn, "Geschichtlichkeit und Metaphysik".

Jensen, Anthony., Berlin, "Die Aufnahme Schopenhauers ‘ästhetische Verzückung’".

Jensen, Anthony., Berlin, "Ermanarich, Theognis, Diogenes: Methodological Observations in Nietzsche’s Earliest Articles".

Jensen, Anthony., Colloque Philosophique International d'Evian, "Individu-Individualisme-Individualite".

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