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John Kaag

John Kaag, Ph.D. Professor


Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind, American Philosophy

Research Interest

History of Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, Logic/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Ethics, Aesthetics, Moral Psychology and Author courses on Kant, Peirce, Dewey, James and Royce 

Educational Background

University of Oregon, 2003-2007
Ph.D. in Philosophy – Specialized in American Philosophy/ History of Philosophy  

University of Cambridge (UK), 2004-2005 
MPhil. in International Relations, 10/2005 
With distinction in politics and international security
Donner Scholar  in Anglo-American Relations 
Thesis: “The UN in History, Theory and Practice”
MPhil. Advisor: Dr. Stefan Halper

Pennsylvania State University (Schreyer Honors College), 1998-2003
Simultaneous BA/MA in Philosophy, with highest honors, 06/2003
MA/Honors Thesis: “Re-turning: A Philosophic Revisiting of the Aesthetic”
MA Advisors: Professor Douglas Anderson and Professor Dan Conway