Babette Babich

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Babette Babich (born 14 November 1956, in New York City) is an American philosopher who writes on philosophy of science and technology, but also aesthetics, including philosophy of music, museum culture and poetics, film, television, and digital media, as well as life-size bronzes in antiquity (Greek sculpture),[1] and the stylistic difference between analytic and continental philosophy.

She writes on contemporary debates in philosophy of science as well as the history of science and sociology of philosophy and has written on ecology, especially aether,[2] and animal philosophy. She specializes in the writings of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Hölderlin and she engages the work of Theodor Adorno, Giorgio Agamben, Günther Anders, Georges Bataille, Jean Baudrillard, Ludwik Fleck, Ivan Illich, Paul Virilio, Peter Sloterdijk, and Slavoj Žižek.

Babich has foregrounded the role of politics in institutional philosophy. A student of Hans-Georg Gadamer, Babich also worked with Jacob Taubes and Paul Feyerabend among others.

In 1996, Babich founded (and continues to edit) the journal New Nietzsche Studies,[3] echoing the spirit of the 1974 book, The New Nietzsche,[4] the pathbreaking collection edited by David Blair Allison (1944-2016).

Career[edit]

Following research work at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), Université François-Rabelais, Tours (France), Freie Universität Berlin and Universität Tübingen (Germany) Babich has a doctoral degree from Boston College. She taught at Denison University and Marquette University before her current position at Fordham University in New York City in addition to In addition to an honorary appointment as Visiting Professor of Theology, Religion and Philosophy, University of Winchester, England. She has also taught, as visiting professor, at the Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tübingen, The University at Stony Brook (both Manhattan and Long Island Campuses), Georgetown University, the [Humboldt University, Berlin, the School of Visual Arts, NYC, University of California at San Diego, and the Juilliard School.

Selected publications[edit]

Author[edit]

Editor and contributor[edit]

  • Reading David Hume's 'Of the Standard of Taste. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019.
  • Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017.
  • New Nietzsche Studies. The Journal of the Nietzsche Society. 1996 - ongoing.
  • The Multidimensionality of Hermeneutic Phenomenology. Frankfurt am Main: Springer, 2013. [With Dimitri Ginev]
  • Heidegger und Nietzsche. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012. [With Holger Zaborowski and Alfred Denker]
  • Nietzsche, Habermas, and Critical Theory. Amherst, New York. Prometheus Books Humanity Books Imprint. 2004.
  • Hermeneutic Philosophy of Science, Van Gogh's Eyes, and God: Essays in Honor of Patrick A. Heelan. S.J. [Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science.] Dordrecht. Kluwer. 2002.
  • Nietzsche, Theories of Knowledge and Critical Theory: Nietzsche and the Sciences I [Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science.] Dordrecht. Kluwer. 1999.
  • Nietzsche, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science: Nietzsche and the Sciences II [Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science.] Dordrecht. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 1999.
  • From Phenomenology to Thought, Errancy, and Desire: Essays in Honor of William J. Richardson, S.J. [Phænomenologica] Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht. 1995.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Babich, "Greek Bronze: Holding a Mirror to Life," Irish Philosophical Yearbook (2006): 1-30.
  2. ^ Babich, "Heidegger and Hölderlin on Aether and Life," Études Phénoménologique, Phenomenological Studies. 2 (2018): 111-133.
  3. ^ "New Nietzsche Studies". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ The New Nietzsche. MIT Press. 1985.
  5. ^ "Nietzschecircle.com". Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-04-27.

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