Julian Young

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Julian Padraic Young
Born (1943-06-19) June 19, 1943 (age 76)
Alma materUniversity of Pittsburgh
AwardsThe Association of American Publishers 2010 PROSE Award for Philosophy
Era20th century German philosophy
19th century German philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolContinental philosophy
InstitutionsUniversity of Auckland
Wake Forest University
Main interests
meaning of life, philosophy of art, post-Kantian philosophy

Julian Padraic Young (born June 19, 1943) is an American philosopher and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Humanities at Wake Forest University. He is known for his expertise on post-Kantian philosophy.[1]


He specializes in Continental (nineteenth- and twentieth-century German and French) philosophy, philosophy of art, environmental philosophy, and philosophy of religion. Prior to moving to the United States, Professor Young taught at all levels at the universities of Auckland, Pittsburgh, Calgary and Tasmania, the following: Introduction to Ethics, Introduction to Metaphysics and Theory of Knowledge, Introduction to Theories of Human Nature, British Empiricism, Quine and Sellars, Wittgenstein, Plato, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Heidegger, Sartre and Camus. He has supervised and examined numerous MA and PhD theses at Auckland and throughout Australasia. He is the author of ten books, mostly on nineteenth- and twentieth-century German philosophy. He has appeared on radio and television in Ireland, New Zealand and the US, and has written for the Guardian, the New York Times and Harper's Magazine.[2]



  1. ^ Horton, Scott (15 September 2010). "Reconsidering Nietzsche: Six Questions for Julian Young". The Stream - Harper's Magazine Blog. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Interview with Julian Young". Figure/Ground. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2017.

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