Galen Johnson

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Galen Johnson
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Continental philosophy, phenomenology
Main interests
Transcendentalism, aesthetics, ethics, ontology, human nature, philosophy and literature

Galen A. Johnson (born 1948) is a professor of philosophy at the University of Rhode Island and the General Secretary of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle.

Education and Background[edit]

Johnson received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University in 1977. He has been teaching at Rhode Island since 1976. His research interests include phenomenology, aesthetics, American philosophy, and recent French philosophy. He is the author of numerous articles in contemporary continental philosophy and has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council for Learned Societies, and the American Philosophical Society. He has published four books that deal with aesthetics. Johnson convened over the URI Center for the Humanities from 1994-1996, and was Director of the Center from 2007-2013.



  • 1996: URI Teaching Excellence Award [1]
  • 2014: URI Center for the Humanities Faculty Subvention grant, for his forthcoming book Merleau-Ponty’s Poets and Poetics.[2]


  1. ^ "Excellence Award Winners". http:/ Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Recent Grant and Fellowship Awards". Retrieved 14 May 2015. 

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