Samuel Weber

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Samuel Weber
Academic background
Alma materCornell University
InfluencesPaul de Man
Academic work
Main interestsTranslator

Samuel Weber (born 1940,[1] New York) is the Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities at Northwestern University, as well as a professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.[2]

After finishing his dissertation at Cornell University, under the tutelage of Paul de Man, Weber co-translated the first English-language collection of essays by German philosopher Theodor Adorno. Since that time he has held professorships in Germany, France and the United States.

In the late 1970s and 1980s he played a leading role in introducing and interpreting the work of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida and the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, both in the United States and Germany. Weber is recognized as a noted philosopher, theorist and critic in his own right, whose work is characterized by fine-grained, deconstructive readings of literary and philosophical texts. He is also the director of Northwestern University's Paris Program in Critical Theory.


  1. ^ "Weber, Samuel, 1940-". Library of Congress. Retrieved 8 January 2011. (b. 1940)
  2. ^ "Samuel Weber Faculty Page at European Graduate School (Biography, bibliography and video lectures)". European Graduate School. Archived from the original on 2010-08-22. Retrieved 2010-09-25.

Further reading[edit]

Peter Fenves, Kevin McLaughlin, and Marc Redfield, editors, Points of Departure: Samuel Weber Between Spectrality and Reading, 2016, Northwestern University Press

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